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Prince Albert

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, 1819 - Windsor Castle 1861
the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
(Wikipedia)
Thomas Earle
1868

Hull /  Prince Albert   Hull /  Prince Albert

Description

Statue of prince Albert. The prince is "represented in the attitude which he usually assumed when in the act of delivering an address. He has a scroll in the right hand, and the right arm is folded upon his breast, whilst with his left hand he is leaning upon the top of a small Corinthian column as emblematic of the fine arts. Upon the column the Prince's cloak is loosely thrown, and the artist, with a view of breaking the sharpness and angularity which such a termination of attire as a surtout presents, has utilised this cloak for the purpose of hiding, to some extent, the abrupt finish of the ordinry coat."

On the pedestal three coats of arms:

Hull - Prince Albert
Prince Consort's arms
Hull - Prince Albert
Kingston upon Hull
Hull - Prince Albert
Imperial Arms

Unveiled 14 October 1868.

Inscription(s)

ALBERT
the wise cousellor
the beloved consort of
QUEEN VICTORIA
a great prince,
philosopher, philanthropist,
a true patron of art,
an example of christian excellence
he fostered and advanced
the best interests of the nation:
and earned from a grateful people
the title of
THE GOOD.
erected by the inhabitants of
kingston upon hull
14th october 1868,
c.c. roberts esquire mayor.

Sculptor

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Location (N 53°45'32" - W 0°21'18")

Item Code: gbyh060; Photograph: 25 July 2019
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