Part of the Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London, England. It was commissioned by Queen Victoria in memory of her beloved husband, Prince Albert who died of typhoid in 1861. Designed by the architect George Gilbert Scott, it was opened in 1872.
At the corners of the central area, and at the corners of the outer area, there are two allegorical sculpture programmes: four groups depicting Victorian industrial arts and sciences (agriculture, commerce, engineering and manufacturing), and four more groups representing Europe, Asia, Africa and The Americas at the four corners, each continent-group including several ethnographic figures and a large animal. (A camel for Africa, a bison for the Americas, an elephant for Asia and a bull for Europe.) This image depicts the "Africa" group by William Theed.
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