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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Das Theater'; Theatre, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 18.9 x 24.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102929

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Photograph of the theatre in Gotha. The stone building is three storeys with the side closest to the camera having a semi-circular extension. There is a lawn in the foreground.

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)

  • 18.9 x 24.6 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Das Theater

  • 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
          • Theatres