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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Aussicht vom Friedenstein'; View from Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.0 x 24.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102940

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Photograph of the view from Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha. In the foreground there is a park with a road running through it. There are buildings and open countryside beyond.

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)

  • 19.0 x 24.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Aussicht vom Friedenstein

  • 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]