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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Reinhardsbrunn'; Chapel at Schloss Reinhardsbrunn 1858

Albumen print | 19.0 x 24.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102964

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Photograph of the new chapel, Schloss Reinhardsbrunn. The semi-completed chapel is in the Gothic style and has wooden scaffolding in front of an open archway. There is another wing of the building to the right, with the main house and bell tower just visible behind. There is a lawn in the foreground.

Knowing of Prince Albert's love for his old home, Queen Victoria commissioned a set of photographs of Gotha to be given to Prince Albert as a birthday present on 26 August 1858. They were to accompany the set of Coburg photographs she had given him for his birthday the year before. According to the Queen's journal, Prince Albert was 'particularly delighted' with them.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.0 x 24.8 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Reinhardsbrunn

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1858 as a birthday present for Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Reinhardsbrunn [Germany]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees