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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Das Rathaus'; Town Hall, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.3 x 24.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102933

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Photograph of the Town Hall, Gotha. The hall is in the Renaissance style and has a tower with a small cupola. There is a fountain in the courtyard in front of the hall.

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)

  • 19.3 x 24.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Das Rathaus

  • 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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains