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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 Thornycroft
1864

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Description

Equestrian statue of Prince Albert on his horse Nimrod. Unveiled by Sir Francis Crossley on 17 September 1864.

Just as with several other equestrian statues in England also of this statue the myth is told that the sculptor Thomas Thornycroft had got the horse’s legs wrong and that he'd committed suicide on realizing his mistake.
Thornicroft died however 21 years later in 1885, and the unusual pose portrays Prince Albert and his horse Nimrod 'ambling', a type of trot favoured by the pair.

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ALBERT
prince consort


born august 26, 1819
died december 13, 1861

Halifax - Prince Albert

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Item Code: gbyh088; Photograph: 27 July 2019
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