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Design for Albert Memorial

Perspective drawing for Albert Memorial. Prince Albert died in Dec 1861 and designs were invited for a memorial hall and monument. It is not clear whether this perspective represents one of these or a combination of both. The base is an immense podium with battered sides, on it another podium with couchant lions at each corner, above this rises a single-story block with battered walls, each side pierced with a bank of linked windows, the tower culminating in a ribbed dome. The immense size of the battered doorways and the low relief on the walls recalls Egyptian temples. The competition was won by Sir Gilbert Scott.

Thomson, Alexander