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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

After Matthew Noble (1818-76)

From the Sketch of the Statue for Manchester c. 1867

Albumen print | 26.3 x 15.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2800255

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Photograph of a full length sculpture of Prince Albert (1819-61), seen facing slightly towards the left. Prince Albert wears the robes of the garter.

The pedestal is inscribed with: 'ALBERT/THE/GREAT/AND/GOOD' and also features an inscription of Prince Albert's own words, reading: 'THE VISITINGS OF THE ALMIGHTY/CAN BE REALISED ONLY BY PEACE, LOVE, AND READY ASSISTANCE/NOT ONLY BETWEEN INDIVIDUALS, BUT BETWEEN THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH'.

The statue is currently positioned in the Prince Albert memorial in Albert Square, Manchester.
  • Creator(s)

    After Matthew Noble (1818-76) (sculptor)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Matthew Noble (1818-76)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
  • 26.3 x 15.6 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Greater Manchester [England]
              • Manchester [Greater Manchester]