The Albert Memorial in Hyde Park in London is a monument generally — and not unjustly — considered the perfect symbol of this High Victorian period, more perfect than the Houses of Parliament (in the early sixties at last approaching completion) were of the previous Early Victorian period. — Henry-Russell Hitchcock, Architecture Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (1963)

General Information

  • Architect: Sir George Gilbert Scott
  • Designed: 1872
  • Completed: 1876 (unveiled by Queen Victoria)
  • Height: 180 Feet

The Entire Memorial

Prince Albert

The Useful Arts

The Continents

The Canopy and Other Details

The Frieze of Parnassus

Bronze statues at the corners representing intellectual disciplines)

Related Material


Victorian Web Homepage Visual Arts Sculpture

Last modified 13 November 2011
Thanks to Chris Miller for correcting a typo!