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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

Camille Silvy (1834-1910)

Locket 1861

Gold, hair and a photograph | 2.0 x 1.7 cm (whole object) | RCIN 45502

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A gold locket containing a photograph of Prince Albert (1819-61), on the left, and a lock of hair on the right. The hair sits on a fabric mount. Both are set beneath glass. A design is carved on the front of the locket featuring the initial 'A' beneath a crown.

The locket contains an inscription reading 'Dec. 14/1861'.
  • Creator(s)

    Camille Silvy (1834-1910) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort, consort of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-61)
  • 2.0 x 1.7 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • costume
        • costume accessories
          • jewellery
            • lockets
            • commemorative jewellery
              • mourning jewellery
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Heraldry
        • Monograms
          • Monograms-A