Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (August 26, 1819 – December 14, 1861) was the husband of Queen Victoria. He was interested in the arts, science and technology, and led the Great Exhibition project in 1851. After his death in 1861, Queen Victoria spent the rest of her life in mourning, and always wore black.
- "The works of art, by being publicly exhibited and offered for sale, are becoming articles of trade, following as such the unreasoning laws of markets and fashion; and public and even private patronage is swayed by their tyrannical influence."
- Simple: The works of art, by being publicly on show and offered for sale, going after as such the unreasoning laws of trade and fashion; and public and even private support is leaned by their brutal guidance.
- About the quote: Speaking at a Royal Academy dinner in 1851.
- "Albert, Prince" The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Ed. Elizabeth Knowles. Oxford University Press, 2004. Oxford Reference Online. Oxford University Press. Accessed on 20 November 2008