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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Das Theater'; The Theatre at Coburg 1857

Albumen print | 18.0 x 24.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2102827

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Photograph of an overhead view of the theatre in Coburg. The theatre is surrounded by other buildings. A forest-covered hillside can be seen in the background, on the left.

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)

  • 18.0 x 24.6 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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Theatres