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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

After William Theed (1804-91)

Memorial to Prince Albert, Grimsby c. 1879

Albumen print | 20.6 x 12.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2800259

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Photograph of an eastern view of a sculpture of Prince Albert located in Grimsby. The sculpture is positioned on a plinth and photographed outside. Prince Albert is depicted wearing robes and regalia and holds a sceptre in his left hand.

There is an inscription on the pedestal reading 'THE NEW DOCK/CONNECTING THE ROYAL DOCK/WITH THE OLD DOCK/WAS OPENED BY THEIR ROYAL HIGHNESSES/THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES/ON THE 22ND JULY,1879'
  • Creator(s)

    After William Theed (1804-91) (sculptor)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    King Edward VII, King of the United Kingdom (1841-1910)
  • 20.6 x 12.5 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Formal dress
            • Robes
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Lincolnshire [England]
              • Grimsby [Lincolnshire]
                • Great Grimsby Dock [Grimsby]