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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

British School, 19th century

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

Watercolour on card over a photograph | 6.9 cm (sight diameter) | RCIN 422317

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Coloured over a photograph of a head and shoulder length portrait of Prince Albert (1819-61). The photograph is set in an ivory frame with gilt-metal border. The border is engraved with the inscription 'DEAR PAPA / DECEMBER. 14. 1861'.

The photograph is by John Edwin Mayall (RCIN 2105692), and shows similarities to Bryan Edward Duppa's portrait (RCIN 2906522).

  • Creator(s)

    British School, 19th century (artist)

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

    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
  • 6.9 cm (sight diameter)

    9.0 cm (frame diameter)

  • First recorded in the Royal Collection during the reign of HM Queen Elizabeth II

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • miniatures (paintings)