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Memorial works

Following Albert’s premature death, Victoria commissioned the creation of photographs and decorative objects that memorialised her beloved husband


    Prince Albert, The Prince Consort (1819-1861)

    Dated 1861

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

    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 / DEC. 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)

    • 6.9 cm (sight diameter)

      9.0 cm (frame diameter)

    • First recorded in the Royal Collection during the present reign