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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Bildsaeule [sic] Herzog's Ernst I'; Statue of Ernest I in front of the Palace at Coburg 1857

Albumen print | 19.5 x 24.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2102824

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Photograph showing the statue of Duke Ernest I in front of the Palace at 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)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (1784-1844)
  • 19.5 x 24.5 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
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Bavaria [Germany]
            • Coburg [Bavaria]
              • Ehrenburg Palace [Coburg]