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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Auf dem Friedenstein'; Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.6 x 24.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102937

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Photograph of Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha. The building has a large tower with a cupola to the right. There is a carriage in the courtyard in front of the castle.

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)

  • 19.6 x 24.6 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Auf dem Friedenstein

  • 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]
              • Schloss Friedenstein [Gotha, Germany]
                • Quadrangle [Schloss Friedenstein]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Carriages