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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Aussicht von dem Thurme der Moritz-Kirche'; Coburg taken from the Church of St Maurice 1857

Albumen print | 19.5 x 24.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2102822

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Photograph taken from the tower of the Church of St Maurice showing some of the larger buildings in the town of Coburg.

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)

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.5 x 24.6 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Bavaria [Germany]
            • Coburg [Bavaria]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Buildings
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees