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Prince Consort's statue unveiling

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Attributed to George Washington Wilson (1823-93)

The Statue of the Prince Consort (1819-1861) in Union Street, Aberdeen circa 1860circa 1865

Albumen print | 8 x 7 cm (image) | RCIN 2117289

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This monumental statue of the Prince Consort portrays him wearing the uniform of a Field Marshal and the robe of the insignia of The Order of the Thistle, the highest Honour of Scotland. The statue is situated on Union Street, Aberdeen. The plinth simply says 'Albert'. The statue was made by Baron Carlo Marochetti and the unveiling took place on 13 October 1863 by the unhappy Queen Victoria, and it remained here until 1914. It is now in the garden area opposite His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen. This photograph was acquired by Princess Louise (1848–1939) and is part of an album which belonged to, and was probably compiled by or for, the Princess, between 1862 and 1867.