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Prince Albert (1819–1861)
Prince Albert (1819–1861)
Prince Albert (1819–1861)
Prince Albert (1819–1861)
Prince Albert (1819–1861)
Prince Albert (1819–1861)
Prince Albert (1819–1861)

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A statue of Prince Albert, lightly robed, and carrying in one hand a mortar board and in the other a scroll. Behind him a globe rests on a stack of books.

Medium

Sicilian marble

Accession number

M5_MH_S019

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

Inscription description

front: ALBERT / PRINCE CONSORT / PRINCE OF SAXE COBURG AND GOTHA / CHANCELLOR / OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE / BORN / AUGUST 26 MDCCCXIX / DIED / DECEMBER 14 MDCCCLXI; right: CONCEIVE IT TO BE / THE DUTY OF EVERY EDUCATED PERSON / CLOSELY TO WATCH AND STUDY / THE TIME IN WHICH HE LIVES / AND AS FAR AS IN HIM LIES / TO ADD HIS HUMBLE MITE / OF INDIVIDUAL EXERTION / TO FURTHER THE ACCOMPLISHMENT / OF WHAT HE BELIEVES / PROVIDENCE TO HAVE ORDAINED / / THE PRINCE CONSORT 1850; left: THE HIGHEST LEARNING IS TO BE WISE / AND THE GREATEST WISDOM IS TO BE GOOD; rear: ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / 1864


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Located at

The Crescent, Salford

M5 4WU

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