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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Auf der Festung'; The Interior of the Fortress at Coburg 1857

Albumen print | 19.5 x 24.3 cm (image) | RCIN 2102847

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Photograph of the inner area of the fortress at Coburg, including a view of the courtyard and tower. There is a lawn area in the centre.

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)

  • 19.5 x 24.3 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]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Ornamental gardening
            • Lawns