Portrait of Albert, Prince Consort, President of the Society, 1843 to 1861, holding the Charter of the Great Exhibition 1851. This portrait and the companion painting of Queen Victoria with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and other members of the Royal Family (by John Calcott Horsley RA) are currently on display on the main stairwell to the Society’s Great Room. These two paintings and a bust of Prince Albert form the memorial to the Prince Consort. The portrait was previously hung in the Great Room, around 1863–1865. This painting is framed in a gilded vertical cartouche panel with a Coat of Arms relief at the top edge of the frame and a painted inscription below the lower edge.
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purchased by subscription by members of the RSA as a memorial to Prince Albert, 1863