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Design

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1863 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scott, George Gilbert Sir, born 1811 - died 1878 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Watercolour and gouache

  • Museum number:

    E.2601-1962

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case A, shelf 155, box A

Physical description

A design for the Albert Memorial showing the monument in Kensington Gardens, with a group of spectators. The face of the statue of the Prince Consort is a photograph cut out and attached to the main sheet.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1863 (made)

Artist/maker

Scott, George Gilbert Sir, born 1811 - died 1878 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Watercolour and gouache

Dimensions

Height: 35.9 cm, Width: 46 cm

Object history note

This design is possibly that submitted to Queen Victoria in January 1863. This drawing, made before the addition of another story to the spire, shows details in the design of the canopy and of the statue of the Prince which differ from those of the completed monument. Another drawing, prepared under the architect's supervision, showing the same design as the above was reproduced on pp. 48-49, vol. 43 of the Illustrated London News, July 1863.

Descriptive line

An original design for the Albert Memorial, possibly that submitted to Queen Victoria in January 1863, showing the monument in Kensington Gardens, with groups of spectators. Watercolour and gouache drawing, possibly by Sir George Gilbert Scott.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria & Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1962. London: HMSO, 1964.
Julius Bryant, ed. Art and Design for All. The Victoria and Albert Museum London: V&A Publishing, 2011. ISBN: 9781851776665.

Materials

Gouache; Watercolour

Techniques

Drawing

Subjects depicted

Monument; Statue

Categories

Designs; Drawings; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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