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Albert and Victoria’s collection shows photographers’ working methods

Memorial works

Queen Victoria and Prince Albert's marriage lasted 21 years until his premature death in 1861. Throughout their lives together, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert collected and commissioned art to celebrate their relationship, family and shared history. In her enduring grief, Queen Victoria continued this tradition, regularly commissioning new photographs, artworks and monuments that memorialised Prince Albert.

Mourning portraits

Whilst in mourning, Victoria commissioned photographic portraits to memorialise Albert and disseminate her image during...

Memorial sculpture and architecture

Victoria commissioned many photographs that documented memorial works to Albert following his death