Albert Memorial antique print

£12.00

Antique  print of The Albert Memorial, London. Published c1914 under the title ‘London in Colour Photography,’ by the Photochrom Company. Printing described as ‘Reproduced by an Exclusive Process.’ Each image supplied with an original short description. Printed area approx 4.5x7ins. Price shown id ex VAT.

 

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Albert Memorial London antique print.  Original colour printed image laid on period black paper. Published c1914 under the title ‘London in Colour Photography, ‘by the Photochrom Company. Printing described as ‘Reproduced by an Exclusive Process.’ Each image supplied with an original short description. The Albert Memorial is situated in Kensington Gardens, London, directly to the north of the Royal Albert Hall. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. The memorial was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott in the Gothic Revival style. Opened in July 1872 by Queen Victoria, with the statue of Albert ceremonially “seated” in 1875, the memorial consists of an ornate canopy or pavilion, in the style of a Gothic ciborium over the high altar of a church, containing a statue of the prince facing south. The memorial is 176 feet (54 m) tall, took over ten years to complete, and cost £120,000 (the equivalent of about £10,000,000 in 2010). The cost was met by public subscription.

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