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Papers relating to Prince Albert’s contribution to matters of state

The Prince Consort's papers about the Fine Arts Commission 1841-63

3 files (282 items) (whole object) | RA VIC/MAIN/F/29-31

A collection of documents recording the activities of the Fine Arts Commission, established in 1841 to oversee the decoration of the New Houses of Parliament, which were rebuilt after the fire of 1834. The Commission was established by Prime Minister, Sir Robert Peel, and Prince Albert was made President. It was to be Prince Albert’s first official role after his marriage to Queen Victoria.

The series covers the period from the Commission’s establishment in 1841, to its last official report in 1863, two years after the death of Prince Albert.