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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Aussicht vom Zimmer des Prinzen'; View of Gotha from Prince Albert's window at Schloss Friedenstein 1858

Albumen print | 19.4 x 24.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102939

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Photograph of the town of Gotha, as seen from Prince Albert's window at Schloss Friedenstein. Directly below the window there is a market square with a church. Open countryside can be seen beyond the buildings of the town.

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)

  • 19.4 x 24.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Aussicht vom Zimmer des Prinzen

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Gotha [Germany]
              • Schloss Friedenstein [Gotha, Germany]