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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Das Palais'; Prince Palace, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.4 x 23.9 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102920

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Photograph of the Prince Palace in Gotha. The main part of the building has a small central pediment and a porch with sentry boxes to either side. There is a three storey wing to the left and a greenhouse to the right.

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)

  • 19.4 x 23.9 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Das Palais

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Gotha [Germany]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Bird cages