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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Das Hauptsteueramt, etc.'; Custom House, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 18.8 x 24.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102931

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Photograph of the Custom House and other municipal buildings in Gotha. The buildings are arranged around a square with Schloss Friedenstein visible behind.

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)

  • 18.8 x 24.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Das Hauptsteueramt, etc.

  • 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]