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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

Winchester Cathedral. Cardinal Beaufort's Tomb, Lady Chapel 1883 after an c. 1861 original

Carbon print | 8.0 x 7.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2320246

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Photograph of the interior of Winchester Cathedral taken from the south presbytery aisle with the Chantry Chapel of Richard Fox on the left nearest to the viewer and with Cardinal Henry Beaufort's tomb alongside. On the right hand side are the south aisle windows and in the background, a stained glass window.

A half brother to Henry IV, Cardinal Henry Beaufort (1375-1447) was Bishop of Winchester between 1404 and 1447. He commissioned and funded the construction of the great stone altar screen in Winchester Cathedral. The figures that were once part of the screen were destroyed during the Reformation. This interior photograph of Winchester Cathedral is part of a series of studies of Cathedrals that Wilson took between 1861 and 1863. Other buildings included York, Durham, Peterborough and Exeter Cathedrals. This photograph is a carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time. 
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

  • 8.0 x 7.3 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
            • Hampshire [England]
              • Winchester [Hampshire]
                • Winchester Cathedral [Winchester]
                  • Lady Chapel [Winchester Cathedral]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
          • Funerary architecture
            • Tombs
          • Christian church architecture