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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Reinhardsbrunn. Aussicht auf den Klostergarten'; Cloister garden at Schloss Reinhardsbrunn 1858

Albumen print | 18.4 x 24.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102958

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Photograph of the cloister garden at Schloss Reinhardsbrunn. The small formal garden has a fountain at the centre and is surrounded by a low fence. The garden is surrounded by trees and part of the Gothic house can be seen in the foreground 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)

  • 18.4 x 24.6 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Reinhardsbrunn. Aussicht auf den Klostergarten

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Gotha [Germany]
              • Friedrichroda [Germany]
                • Schloss Reinhardsbrunn [Germany]
                  • Cloister garden [Schloss Reinhardsbrunn]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Seating. Chairs
            • Benches