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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


'Ansicht von Gotha von dem neuen Kirchhofe'; View of Gotha from the new cemetery


Albumen print | 17.8 x 23.9 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102918

Photograph of Gotha taken from the new cemetery. There is rough land and a small cemetery in the foreground. The town extends across the hillside behind with Schloss Friedenstein clearly visible.

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)

  • 17.8 x 23.9 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Ansicht von Gotha von dem neuen Kirchhofe

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

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Gotha [Germany]
              • Schloss Friedenstein [Gotha, Germany]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Cemeteries