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Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography

After William Dyce (1806-64)

Neptune giving his crown to Britannia c. 1868 copy after an original of 1854

Carbon print (copied from the original albumen print onto which it is pasted) | 9.9 x 15 cm (image) | RCIN 2800635

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Photograph of a sketch in oil colours of Neptune astride three white horses as he hands his crown to a male angel wearing a winged helmet. Britannia stands holding a neptune's trident signifying the resignation of the seas to Britannia, the latter who stands with a lion by her feet. The sketch by William Dyce was made in preparation for the fresco 'Neptune resigning the Empire of the Seas to Britannia' at Osborne House.
  • Creator(s)

    After William Dyce (1806-64) (artist)

    Philip Henry Delamotte (1821-89) (photographer)

    Attributed to William Bambridge (1810-79) (photographer)

  • 9.9 x 15 cm (image)

  • From an album of photographs collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Neptune (mythology)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Tridents
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Art
        • Paintings
          • Frescoes