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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


The Prince Consort's Statue at Balmoral

1883 after an 1867 original

Carbon print | 9.0 x 5.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2620037

Photograph of the left side of the statue of Albert, Prince Consort on the Balmoral estate, looking north east with old Crathie Church in the left of the background. The Prince is depicted wearing a kilt, with a dog by his right side and holding a gun by his right side. The statue is placed on top of boulders and a wooden fence encloses the base of the statue.

The statue was unveiled on the 15th October 1867 by Queen Victoria and was designed by the sculptor William Theed (1804-91). 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)

  • 9.0 x 5.6 cm (image)

    17.5 x 13.2 cm (whole object)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
                • Prince Consort's Statue [Balmoral Estate]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
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