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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Memorial sculpture and architecture

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert collected and commissioned art to celebrate their relationship, family and shared history. In her attempt to continue this tradition following Prince Albert’s premature death, Queen Victoria regularly commissioning new paintings, decorative objects and monuments that memorialised her beloved husband. Many of the works were photographed, and a selection of the resulting glass plate negatives is listed below. This includes a series showing the maquettes submitted by William Theed (1804-1891) as proposals for Prince Albert’s memorial in Kensington Gardens, and a group documenting the detailed progress in the construction of the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore. Negatives in this section also depict works that memorialised Queen Victoria’s mother, Princess Victoria, Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), a key figure in the royal couple’s life.

After Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905)

'Prince Albert'

After Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905)

'Prince Albert'

After Edward Henry Corbould (1815-1905)

'Prince Albert'

Dr Ernst Becker (1826-88)

Maharajah Duleep Singh (1838-93)

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

'Prince Albert'

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

'Prince Albert'

After William Theed (1804-91)

'Prince Albert'

After William Theed (1804-91)

Maquette of the Prince Albert memorial

After William Theed (1804-91)

Maquette of the Prince Albert memorial

After William Theed (1804-91)

'Queen Victoria and Prince Albert'

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Prince Albert effigy

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Prince Albert effigy

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Prince Albert effigy

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Prince Albert effigy

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Maquette of the Prince Consort statue, Aberdeen

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Maquette of the Prince Consort's statue, Aberdeen

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Maquette of the Prince Consort's statue, Aberdeen

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

After Baron Carlo Marochetti (1805-67)

Queen Victoria's recumbent effigy

After Albert Graefle (1807-89)

'Queen Victoria (1819-1901)'

After Albert Graefle (1807-89)

'Queen Victoria (1819-1901)'

Attributed to Roger Fenton (1819-69)

The Duchess of Kent's Mausoleum at Frogmore

Unknown Person

Unknown Person

Bridge at Frogmore