Statues - Hither & Thither
East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire & Humberside
Prince AlbertPrince 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.
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:
Prince Consort's arms
Kingston upon Hull
Unveiled 14 October 1868.
the wise cousellor
the beloved consort of
a great prince,
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
erected by the inhabitants of
kingston upon hull
14th october 1868,
c.c. roberts esquire mayor.
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