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Victoria commissioned works that memorialised her beloved husband

W & D Downey (active 1855-1941)

Unveiling of the statue to the Prince Consort, Balmoral estate 15 - 15 Oct 1867

Albumen print | 12.5 x 19.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2140247

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Photograph of the unveiling of the statue of Prince Consort's statue on the Balmoral estate by Queen Victoria who stands with a family group to the left of the statue, all holding umbrellas. Highland regiments stand in formation to the right of the statue and a group of men wearing kilts and sporrans stand to the left of the group containing Queen Victoria. A large assembly of people under umbrellas stand on the left.  

The statue commemorating the Prince Consort, who is portrayed with a dog and holding a gun, was unveiled on the 15th October 1867 by Queen Victoria and was designed by the sculptor William Theed (1804-91).
  • Creator(s)

    W & D Downey (active 1855-1941) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1819-1901)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
    Great Britain
  • 12.5 x 19.0 cm (image)

    33.9 x 46.1 cm (page dimensions)

  • Windsor Castle Etc.

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Great Britain
          • Scotland
            • Aberdeenshire [Scotland]
              • Balmoral Estate [Aberdeenshire]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Umbrellas
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • Costume-Great Britain
            • Costume-Scotland
              • Scottish Highland Dress