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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Reinhardsbrunn'; Schloss Reinhardsbrunn 1858

Albumen print | 18.2 x 24.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102960

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Photograph of the principal facade of Schloss Reinhardsbrunn. The five storey building is in the Gothic style and has a bell tower to the right. A lady holding a parasol is sitting on a bench to the right of the main doorway. There is a lawn in the foreground and a large tree to the right.

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)

  • 18.2 x 24.3 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]
            • Gotha [Germany]
              • Friedrichroda [Germany]
                • Schloss Reinhardsbrunn [Germany]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Fa├žades
    • People
      • Women
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Travel Goods
          • Parasols
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Benches
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees