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Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1819-1861), Prince Consort of Queen Victoria

Second son of Ernest, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha; married his cousin, Queen Victoria, 1840; played an influential role in public life; noted as a patron of the arts; largely responsible for the Great Exhibition of 1851.


This extended catalogue entry is from the out-of-print National Portrait Gallery collection catalogue: Richard Ormond, Early Victorian Portraits, Her Majesty's Stationery Office, 1973, and is as published then. For the most up-to-date details on individual Collection works, we recommend reading the information provided in the Search the Collection results on this website in parallel with this text.