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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Reinhardsbrunn'; Schloss Reinhardsbrunn 1858

Albumen print | 18.5 x 24.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102956

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Photograph of Schloss Reinhardsbrunn, viewed from across the lake. The house has five storeys and is surrounded by trees. There is a clear reflection of the house and gardens in the water.

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. Bedford later displayed this photograph at the Photographic Society exhibition in early 1859.
  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.5 x 24.5 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]
      • Physiography
        • Lakes
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees