Mobile menu

Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Auf der Festung'; The Chapel and Armoury Building in the Fortress at Coburg 1857

Albumen print | 18.6 x 23.9 cm (image) | RCIN 2102846

Your share link is...

  Close

Photograph showing the chapel and armoury building in the fortress at Coburg. Two soldiers, or guards, stand beside a structure located outside of the building.

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)

    View person page

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 18.6 x 23.9 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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Chapels