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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Ansicht von Coburg von der Judenbrücke'; Coburg taken from the Ketchenbrücke 1857

Albumen print | 18.7 x 24.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2102817

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Photograph taken from the Ketchenbrücke showing the faint outline of the town of Coburg with a bridge in the foreground. Three men stand on a bridge located in the middle ground, on the left. There is a two-storey building located in the middle ground, on the right.

The title contemporary to creation stated the view was taken from Judenbrücke.

This is one of a series of photographs that were commissioned by Queen Victoria to be presented to her husband Prince Albert on his birthday in August 1857. Bedford, accompanied by his wife, travelled to Coburg in June and early July to photograph the places associated with the Prince's childhood.

  • Creator(s)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.7 x 24.5 cm (image)

    31.5 x 38.4 cm (page dimensions)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria as a gift for Prince Albert, 1857

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Bavaria [Germany]
            • Coburg [Bavaria]
              • Veste Coburg [Coburg]
              • Ketschenbrücke [Coburg]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
    • People
      • Men
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees