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Albert, Prince Consort, on his deathbed at Windsor Castle, with members of the royal family and the royal household in attendance, 14 December 1861. Lithograph by W.L. Walton after Oakley, c.1865.

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A separate key identifies the figures. The Prince Consort lies in bed, dying of a disease diagnosed as typhoid fever. The Queen sits on the Prince Consort's left. Before her kneels Princess Alice; behind her is Prince Arthur; behind him Sir Charles Phipps, the Prince Consort's Treasurer. On the extreme right is Princess Louise. The Prince of Wales holds the Prince Consort's right hand. In a group on the left stand the Prince's physicians: Sir W. Jenner, Sir James Clark, Sir Henry Holland and Sir Thomas Watson (though the key identifies one of them as Sir William Fergusson).


[London] (Southampton St., Strand) : C.J. Culliford Printer, [1865?]

Physical description

1 print : lithograph ; image 26.3 x 41 cm


The last moments of H.R.H. the Prince Consort. W.L. Walton lith. Copyright.

Creator/production credits

Letter from Nicola C. Smith to the Wellcome Institute, 6 November 1982, about the oil painting of this subject: "There is some material in the Royal Archives at Windsor Castle about this picture which reveals that it is by an artist called Oakley (under the pseudonym Le Port) and that it met with strong royal disapproval."

Publications note

R. Awde, "Lines composed on seeing a photograph of the last moments of the Late Prince Consort", Waiting at table: poems and songs, London 1865
W. Schupbach, "The last moments of H.R.H. the Prince Consort", Medical History, 1982, vol. 26, pp. 321-324
Elisabeth Darby and Nicola Smith, The cult of the Prince Consort, New Haven and London 1983, pp. 94-96
Michael Wheeler, Death and the future life in Victorian literature and theology, Cambridge 1990, p.33 and fig 2


Wellcome Library no. 62i

Reproduction note

After: oil painting in the Wellcome Library, London


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