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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Bärenstein bei Oberhof'; Bärenstein, a mountainous area near the town of Oberhof 1858

Albumen print | 19.7 x 24.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102977

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Photograph of Bärenstein, a mountainous area near the town of Oberhof. There is a road on the hillside to the right and mountains in the distance. Thick forest covers the whole area.

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)

  • 19.7 x 24.8 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Bärenstein bei Oberhof

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
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    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringian Forest [Germany]
            • Bärenstein bei Oberhof [Germany]
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Oberhof [Germany]