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After Emil Wolff (1802-79)

'Prince Albert' 1850-70

RCIN 2084892

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Glass plate negative of Emil Wolff's marble statue of Prince Albert in Roman costume (RCIN 2070). The work is placed within a niche at the principal stairs/vestibule of Osborne House. A man in top hat can be seen on the far right beside the staircase's turn.

The statue was commissioned by the prince in 1846 from the sculptor, and was given to Queen Victoria on 24 December 1849 as a Christmas gift.

The glass plate negative has been photographed showing the coated side and therefore the image appears laterally reversed. Prints from this negative do not seem to exist in the Collection. For a photograph showing the location of the niche, see RCIN 2102682.
  • Creator(s)

    After Emil Wolff (1802-79) (artist)

    Unknown Person (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Prince Albert, Prince Consort (1819-61)
  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
          • negatives
            • glass plate negatives
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • Social sciences
      • Ethnology
        • Costume & National dress
          • History of costume
            • Costume-Classical
              • Costume-Classical-Roman