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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

The Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore. The Sarcophagus c. 1876

Albumen print | 16.7 x 24.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2140311

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Photograph of Prince Albert's tomb inside the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore, in the Home Park, Windsor. The Prince's effigy is supported by winged angels and a single wreath lies against the side of the tomb. In the background, set against marble walls, porticos enclose statues and a painting of Christ's Crucifixion adorns the wall in the background.  

The interior walls of the mausoleum are made from red marble from Portugal and both the Prince and the Queen's effigies, which were made at the same time, were designed by Carlo Marochetti. The building's principal architectural style is Romanesque and the building was consecrated in December 1862 with final fixtures and fitting being completed in 1871.
  • Creator(s)

    George Washington Wilson (1823-93) (photographer)

    Attributed to G.W.W. (photographer)

  • 16.7 x 24.3 cm (image)

    33.9 x 46.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Prince Albert's tomb in the Royal Mausoleum, Frogmore

    Album: Windsor Castle Etc

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • England
            • Berkshire [England]
              • Windsor [Berkshire]
                • Windsor Home Park
                  • Frogmore Estate [Windsor Home Park]
                    • Royal Mausoleum [Frogmore Estate]
                      • Tomb [Victoria and Albert Mausoleum, Windsor Home Park]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Funerary architecture
            • Sarcophagi (architecture)
            • Funerary monuments
            • Tombs