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Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

1 portrait of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

Early Victorian Portraits Catalogue

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha

by George Gammon Adams
29 in. (737 mm) high
NPG 1199

Inscriptionback to top

Incised on the back: G G. Adams Sc.

This portraitback to top

Albert is wearing the star and ribbon of the Garter. From the apparent age of the sitter, this bust must have been executed in the last decade of Albert's life, or even posthumously, possibly as one of a popular edition. No marble bust of Albert is known, and besides a medallion exhibited RA, 1848 (1315), the NPG bust is Adams' only recorded likeness of the Prince Consort. This bust was purchased at the same time as several other plaster casts of famous 19th century figures, and a marble bust of Sir William Napier (NPG 1197).

Provenanceback to top

The artist, purchased from his widow, 1899.


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.

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