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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

After George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

The Albert Memorial - Aberdeen 1883 after an 1864 original

Carbon print | 7.6 x 7.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2620040

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Photograph of the Albert Memorial in Union Street, Aberdeen. The Prince Consort is depicted seated on a throne mounted on a granite plinth, wearing Field Marshal uniform and the robes of the Order of the Thistle.

Queen Victoria unveiled the statue on the 13th October 1863, four years prior to the unveiling of the Prince Consort statue on the Balmoral estate. The statue was designed by Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67) and stood in Union Street until it was moved in 1914. This photograph is a later carbon copy of the original albumen photograph. Carbon was a process that was less susceptible to fading, unlike an albumen print that is prone to discolouration over time. 
  • Creator(s)

    After George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Jabez Hughes (1819-84) (photographer)

  • 7.6 x 7.5 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Aberdeen [Aberdeenshire]
                • Albert Memorial [Aberdeen]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues