This magnificent statue of Prince
Albert on horseback dressed in a Field Marshall's
uniform can be found in Charlotte Square.
It was commissioned to commemorate the death
of Queen Victoria's husband. Albert died of typhoid in 1861
aged just 42, leaving the Queen to mourn him for the rest of
It was executed by sculptor Sir John
Steell (1804 -91) after he won the commission in
a competition in 1865.
Steell was knighted for his work in 1876 when the statue was
The memorial stands
30 feet high on a base of Peterhead granite which was executed
by David Bryce (1803 -76) The figures around
the base represent 'The Nobilty' by William Brodie
(1815 -87), 'The Army and Navy' by Clark
Stanton (1842-94) and 'Labour' and 'Science & Learning'
by D.W. Stevenson (1842 -1904).