Talk:Albert Memorial

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This article could do with a picture of the memeorial prior to resroration Franny-K (talk) 19:43, 29 December 2007 (UTC)

Frieze list[edit]

Copied from the transcription made here, which states "Concerning the 169 sculptures on the podium the “Historical Summary” states that these represent" (followed by the list below). This appears to be saying that the list is a direct transcription from the official source mentioned here: "The subjects are listed in the official history." (ref to "N.M. pp. 65–90."), where "N.M." is "The National Memorial to His Royal Highness the Prince Consort, 1873."

I've copied the list below, added spaces after initials, removed final periods, and provided a wikilinked version next to the original. I intend to redo the wikilinks to point to the articles that I think are about the people listed here, and also create redirects as needed. Carcharoth (talk) 10:39, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

South Front Poets and Musicians[edit]

East Front Painters[edit]

North Front Architects[edit]

West Front Sculptors[edit]

The above will be used as the working draft for what will appear in the article. Corrections and comments welcomed. Carcharoth (talk) 10:39, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Useful list[edit]

Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. Could be useful. Carcharoth (talk) 14:57, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Another source[edit]

"The records indicate comparatively little discussion of the subject-matter of Scott's 'frieze' of reliefs. Its affinity to Delaroche's Hémicycle des Beaux Arts in the École des Beaux Arts was avowed by Scott himself." - anyone know what "Delaroche's Hémicycle des Beaux Arts in the École des Beaux Arts" is? Ah, Hippolyte Delaroche is the one. And Hippolyte Delaroche#The Hémicycle is helpful in explaining this. Carcharoth (talk) 17:33, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Tidbits of information[edit]

Found by persuing "what links here":

The information from those articles is of varying relevance to this article. Carcharoth (talk) 22:57, 12 May 2008 (UTC)

Redlinks and disambiguation pages[edit]

The following are those from the frieze that are still redlinks or disambiguation pages with no article or are otherwise uncertain.

Last four are disambiguation pages. Use Google to find their first names. Carcharoth (talk) 06:33, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Giuliano di Ravenna: What do you feel about Giuliano Argentario, who is variously described as having financed or designed churches around Ravenna, such as San Vitale(547 AD) and San Apollinare in Classe (549 AD) SaundersW (talk) 21:19, 13 May 2008 (UTC)
Looks very promising. Unfortunately, I can't find any confirmation. Someone somewhere should know, though. I just have to dig around and ask people. I suspect the answer is not yet on the internet. Carcharoth (talk) 06:56, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
IF he is the right one, and IF the attribution of the image is correct, there is a portrait of him here right behind Justinian's shoulder. SaundersW (talk) 15:53, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Some more links. Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe, Basilica of San Vitale, and another form of his name is Iulianus Argentarius (just a redirect, unfortunately). The statue of him (if it is him) can be seen here (there is enough detail to zoom in). Carcharoth (talk) 16:10, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
I've gone through all the piped links and improved them. The names in the lists in the article should accurately transcribe the inscriptions, e.g. GUIDO rather than interpret them. The interpretation of the name is embodied in the piped link. --Wetman (talk) 18:47, 14 May 2008 (UTC)
Absolutely. I'll fix that now. The pictures were not available when the list was started. The first source I used for the list was here, and only covered the work of Armstead (the poets, musicians and painters). The second source I found was here, and that gave the entire list. That source is a wiki people use to record stuff from public archives, so it is not technically a reliable source, but if you trust that the people got that list from the official book about the memorial (from 1873: The National Memorial to His Royal Highness the Prince Consort), then that suffices until someone can get hold of a copy of the book and scan it in to wikisource. The third source, is to go and photograph the frieze itself and transcribe the inscriptions. As you (Wetman) say, that is the one of the ultimate sources if others are lost or no longer reliable. I'm now going to go through each of the four photographs in the frieze section and do a transcription and correct order for the sculptures. Carcharoth (talk) 19:14, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Just as an aside - the R. Courcy is an architect and not at all the Richard de Courcy linked here. I've fixed the redlink. Ealdgyth - Talk 00:58, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

New image(s)[edit]

I visited the Albert Memorial yesterday and took plenty of photos (more detailed images of the freises as well as a couple of the whole monument itself. I do like the old one though so I'm not sure if they are better than the existing one. Just different. I'll upload them today and let you decide. Diliff | (Talk) (Contribs) 12:02, 13 May 2008 (UTC)

Manchester[edit]

This "Short Notice" in The Burlington Magazine (I don't have access to it‍—‌yet‍—‌but anyone with JSTOR from the Wikipedia Library can probably get it) appears to be about the relation between the London and Manchester Albert Memorials:

Smith, C. Nicola (April 1981), "Imitation and Invention in Two Albert Memorials", The Burlington Magazine, 123 (1053): 232+234–237 

It could be useful for a reference. Ham (talk) 16:50, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

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