Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod
Pembrokeshire - Sir Benfro

Wales

Castle Hill

Prince Albert

Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Schloss Rosenau, Coburg, 1819 - Windsor Castle 1861
the husband of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
(Wikipedia)
John Evan Thomas
1865

Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod /  Prince Albert   Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod /  Prince Albert

Description

Marble statue of Prince Albert in Field Marshal's uniform wearing mantle and collar of the Order of the Garter. In his right hand he holds a baton.
On the pedestal are the heraldic devices including the arms of the Prince Consort, of Llywelyn ap Gruffydd (the last prince of an independent Wales) and a shield with the monogram of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, supported on one side by the Red dragon of Cadwaladr and rested with the other side upon a partially recumbent but resilient leek, a scroll being interwoven, inscribed with the old motto anorchfygol ddraig goch cymru (the invincible red dragon of Wales).

Inscription(s)

ALBERT DDA
priod
ein gorhoffus
frenhines victoria

ALBERT THE GOOD
consort
of our beloved
queen victoria

this memorial to his royal highness
ALBERT PRINCE CONSORT
was erected by the people of wales. its first stone was
laid by george white mayor of tenby on the third
anniversary of the lamented prince's death and it was
inaugurated by his royal highness prince arthur
representing her majesty
on the 2nd day of august 1865
born
august 26th 1819
died december 14th 1861

Signed: john evan thomas / sculptor

Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod / Prince Albert
Prince Consort
Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod / Prince Albert
Red dragon of Cadwaladr
Tenby - Dinbych-y-Pysgod / Prince Albert
Llywelyn ap Gruffydd

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°40'21" W 4°41'41"

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Item Code: gbwa058; Photograph: 25 July 2012
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