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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

Eduardo de Moira (1817-87)

Prince Albert, The Prince Consort (1819-1861) 1861-73

Watercolour over photograph on ivory laid on card | 11.3 x 9.0 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external) | RCIN 420269

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A heavily worked miniature by Moira, based on a photograph taken by John Mayall on 1 December 1861, shortly before the Prince Consort's untimely death, showing him seated, three-quarter-length, writing at a table (RCIN 2105675). The artist has made an alteration to the contour of the sitter's right lapel.

Signed lower left in red paint: E. Moira. ft.
  • Creator(s)

    Eduardo de Moira (1817-87) (artist)

    After John Jabez Edwin Mayall (1813-1901) (photographer)

    Hatfield (framemaker)

    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
  • 11.3 x 9.0 cm (support, canvas/panel/stretcher external)

    12.7 x 10.5 cm (frame, external)

  • Probably purchased by Queen Victoria in 1873

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • miniatures (paintings)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Coats
    • Genealogy and Heraldry
      • Orders (honour)
        • Order of the Garter (England)