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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Westminster Abbey. The Nave c. 1860

Albumen print | 7.7 x 6.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2320058

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Photograph of the choir screen inside Westminster abbey, London. In the recesses flanking the screen's central arch are funereal effigies and a pulpit stands on the left facing rows of stacked chairs. In the background can be seen the eastern window of Henry VII's chapel.

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.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

  • 7.7 x 6.8 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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
            • Naves