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Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition
Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition

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Title

Memorial to the 1851 Great Exhibition

Date

1863

Medium

Aberdeen granite, Cornish granite, Portland stone & bronze

Measurements

H 1280 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 244 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

SW7_JR_S014

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Monument

Owner

Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council

Custodian

Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

10th June 1863

Listing date

24/02/58

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

self-base of the Prince Consort figure: left: J. DURHAM. SCULPT. / LONDON. 1862. right: ELKINGTON & CO / FOUNDERS; self-bases of continents: (a) Europe; left-hand face: ELECTRO. CAST. BY. / ELKINGTON. & CO.; right-hand face: JOSEPH DURHAM SCULPT / LOND

Inscription description

below cornice: LET ALL THE NATIONS BE GATHERED TOGETHER AND LET THE PEOPLE BE ASSEMBLED. ISAIAH 43.9. I WILL REMEMBER THE WORKS OF THE LORD, SURELY I WILL REMEMBER THE WONDERS OF OLD PSALMS 77.2; column south façade, upper: NAMES OF / HER MAJESTY'S COMMISSIONERS / HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE CONSORT / PRESIDENT / (NAMES) / SECRETARIES: / (NAMES) / SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS: / (NAMES) / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: / (NAMES); column south façade, mid: INAUGURATED BY HRH THE PRINCE OF WALES, JUNE 10TH 1863; column south façade, lower: HOC MONVMENTVM ET INSIGNISSIMVM PRINCIPEM ALBERTVM COMMEMORANS / ET SPECTACVLVM VNIVERSALE QVOD ISPE ANNO MDCCCLI FACIENDVM CVRAVIT IN / PVLCHERRIMIS ILLIS HORTIS EIVS ANNO MDCCLXIII POSITVM EST QVIBVS DIRVTIS / HIC CIRCA ANNVM MDCCCXCI ITERVM EST ERCTVM TVM REFECTVM RENOVATVM / REPARTVM A CELSITVDINE SVA REGIA DVCE EDINBVRGENSI CONSILII REGALIS / DE SPECTACVLO ALBERTENSI PRAESIDE INAVGVRATVM EST MENSE MAIO MMI; column west façade: OPENED BY / HER MAJESTY / QUEEN VICTORIA / MAY 1ST 1851; / CLOSED / OCTOBER 15TH 1851. / NUMBER OF VISITORS: 6,039,195. / TOTAL RECEIPTS: £522,179. / TOTAL EXPENDITURE: £335,742. / NUMBER OF EXHIBITORS, / 13,937; / VIZ. BRITISH – 7381. / FOREIGN – 6556. / SIZE OF BUILDING: 1848 FEET BY 456 FEET. / ARCHITECT - SIR JOSEPH PAXTON. / CONTRACTORS - FOX AND HENDERSON.; column north façade: ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / ORIGINALLY INTENDED ONLY TO COMMEMORATE / THE INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION / OF 1851 / NOW / DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF / THE GREAT AUTHOR OF THAT UNDERTAKING / THE GOOD PRINCE / TO WHOSE FAR-SEEING AND COMPREHENSIVE PHILANTHROPY / ITS FIRST CONCEPTION WAS DUE / AND TO WHOSE CLEAR JUDGMENT AND UNTIRING EXERTIONS / IN DIRECTING ITS EXECUTION / THE WORLD IS INDEBTED FOR / ITS UNPRECEDENTED SUCCESS. / ALBERT FRANCIS AUGUSTUS CHARLES EMANUEL, / THE PRINCE CONSORT, / BORN AUGUST 26, 1819, DIED DECEMBER 14, 1861. / "HE WAS A MAN, TAKE HIM FOR ALL IN ALL, / WE SHALL NOT LOOK UPON HIS LIKE AGAIN" / SCULPTOR: JOSEPH DURHAM / EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: (NAMES); column east façade: EXHIBITING COUNTRIES / BRITISH / (NAMES) / FOREIGN / (NAMES); additional inscription, 2001: This monument, which commemorates both the illustrious Prince Albert / and the Exhibition of All Nations which he brought about in 1851, was first / placed in his glorious gardens in 1863 and re-erected here after their / removal in about 1891. It was unveiled by His Royal Highness the Duke of / Edinburgh, President of the Royal 1851 Commission following its / restoration, on this site in May 2001.

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Located at

Prince Consort Road, Kensington

SW7 2AP

Located opposite the south entrance to the Royal Albert Hall, on the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee steps.