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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

After Matthew Noble (1818-76)

From the Sketch of the Statue for Leeds c. 1865

Albumen print | 28.1 x 16.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2800253

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Photograph of a full length sculpture of Prince Albert (1819-61), seen in three-quarters view. Prince Albert wears robes and holds a document in his left hand. The sculpture is shown on a tall plinth, set on a pedestal. The plinth is inscribed with Prince Albert's words: `THE STUDY OF THE LAWS/BY WHICH THE ALMIGHTY GOVERNS THE UNIVERSE/IS OUR BOUNDEN DUTY'. Beneath this inscription is a second inscription reading: `ALBERT/PRINCE CONSORT/1862'.

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

    After Matthew Noble (1818-76) (sculptor)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Matthew Noble (1818-76)
  • 28.1 x 16.0 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

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