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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

After Matthew Noble (1818-76)

From the Sketch of the Statue for Salford c. 1864

Albumen print | 26.0 x 14.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2800250

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Photograph of a full length sculpture of Prince Albert (1819-61). The sculpture depicts the Prince Consort in his robes as Chancellor of Cambridge. The sculpture is displayed on a tall plinth. The plinth is inscribed `THE HIGHEST LEARNING/IS TO BE WISE/AND THE GREATEST WISDOM/IS TO BE GOOD'. The supporting pedestal is inscribed `ALBERT/PRINCE CONSORT/1862'.

The statue was intended for display in Salford.
  • Creator(s)

    After Matthew Noble (1818-76) (sculptor)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Matthew Noble (1818-76)
  • 26.0 x 14.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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            • Greater Manchester [England]
              • Salford [Greater Manchester]
            • Lancashire [England]