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Balmoral Castle, Statue of Prince Albert

A Category A Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0374 / 57°2'14"N

Longitude: -3.2184 / 3°13'6"W

OS Eastings: 326155

OS Northings: 794689

OS Grid: NO261946

Mapcode National: GBR W7.BMZ4

Mapcode Global: WH6MC.JCMY

Entry Name: Balmoral Castle, Statue of Prince Albert

Listing Date: 12 March 2010

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 400426

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB51494

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Parish: Crathie And Braemar

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

William Theed, dated 1867, bronze cast (by Elkingtons) derived from marble statue also by William Theed, 1862. Bronze statue of Prince Albert, standing with 1 hand on faithful hound and rifle in other. Kilted dress with plaid. Placed upon rocky granite pedestal, inscribed 'Albert Scot 1867'.

Statement of Interest

The scene of the unveiling of the statue on 15 October 1867, was recorded by George Thomas. The later statue of Queen Victoria stands nearby. The marble statue is held at the Castle. Theed (1804-1891) was the son of a sculptor and painter and sometimes referred to as 'the younger'. His work was valued by the Prince Consort and he was chosen by the Queen to take his death mask in 1861.

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