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Prince Consort's statue unveiling
Memorialising Albert

Prince Albert's lasting influence can be seen in many mediums


Design for the Memorial to the Prince Consort, Kensington Gardens

drawn 1863

Watercolour | 119.0 x 174.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 921531

A watercolour proposal for the Albert Memorial, depicting a topographical view with figures in the middle ground and trees behind. The competition to design the memorial to Prince Albert was won by George Gilbert Scott, with his Gothic design based partly on the Eleanor Crosses erected by Edward I to commemorate his wife, Eleanor of Castile. The memorial was unveiled in 1872 with the central statue, designed by Marochetti and completed by J.H. Foley, following in 1876. Signed bottom right: Geo: Gilbert Scott RA