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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Westminster Abbey. Poet's Corner c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.4 x 7.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2320059

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Photograph of Poet's Corner inside Westminster Abbey, London with a view looking towards busts and memorials. A wooden bench stands in the left of the foreground.

Westminster Abbey was consecrated in 1065 and was dedicated to St Peter, the patron saint of fishermen, following a vision that a fisherman by the name of Aldrich had on the Thames near to where the abbey was subsequently built. Poet's Corner occupies the south transept of the abbey. 
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.4 x 7.1 cm (image)

    17.2 x 13.0 cm (mount)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Albert, Prince Consort between 1860 and 1861

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater London [England]
              • London [Greater London]
                • City of Westminster
                  • Westminster Abbey [London]
                    • Chapel of Edward the Confessor [Westminster Abbey]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues