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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Bei Reinhardsbrunn'; Lake at Schloss Reinhardsbrunn 1858

Albumen print | 18.2 x 24.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102961

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Photograph of a lake in the grounds of Schloss Reinhardsbrunn. Trees line the edge of the water and there is a forest on the hillside 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)

  • 18.2 x 24.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Bei Reinhardsbrunn

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Reinhardsbrunn [Germany]
      • Physiography
        • Lakes
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vessels (marine)
          • Boats