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Memorial card for Albert; Printed ephemera from the estate of M.Franklin

  • Object:

    Prints

  • Date:

    1861 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    J.T. Wood (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embossed paper-lace, lithograph and letterpress.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by M. J. Franklin

  • Museum number:

    E.1505-1987

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level C, case MB2C, shelf SH97, box GG156B

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Death was highly visible in Victorian culture. It was a time for communal feeling, studied response and ritual. People were encouraged to give public expression to their grief, and an industry of mourning dress and mementoes provided visible reminders of the dead.

The death of Prince Albert in 1861 contributed to the cult of mourning that lasted for much of the 19th century. Part of the ritual was to send out beautifully embossed mourning cards in memory of the deceased. This card for Prince Albert, intended for a wide public, was mounted in a cheap frame for display in a modest room.

Physical description

Memorial card for Albert, the Prince Consort (1819-1861). Printed by Wood, letterpress printed by J.T.Wood, 278, Strand, London.Lettered Sacred to the Memory of H.R.H. Prince Albert, Consort of Her Majesty, Queen Victoria, etc., and with four lines of verse and the name of the printer. Embossed Wood.

Date

1861 (made)

Artist/maker

J.T. Wood (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Embossed paper-lace, lithograph and letterpress.

Object history note

Wood, London, letterpress printed by J.T.Wood, 278, Strand, London

Exhibition History

A Show of Emotion: Victorian Sentiment in Prints and Drawings (01/12/2006-31/12/2006)

Labels and date

Anonymous
Memorial card for Prince Albert [roman, not italics]
1861

The death of Prince Albert in 1861 contributed to the cult of mourning that lasted for much of the 19th century. Part of the ritual was to send out beautifully embossed mourning cards in memory of the deceased. This card for Prince Albert, intended for a wide public, was mounted in a cheap frame for display in a modest room. [60 words]
Embossed paper-lace, lithograph and letterpress
Printed by J.T. Wood [December 2006]

Categories

PEOPLE & PORTRAITS:ALBERT, Prince 1840-1861 MISCELLANEOUS
CARDS: MEMORIAL

Collection code

PDP

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