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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Das weisse Haus'; Weiss Haus, a lodge in the forest around Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.2 x 24.6 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102969

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Photograph of the Weiss Haus, a lodge in the forest around Gotha. It is a single storey wooden building with a stone commemorative plaque in the yard in front of it. A man holding a gun is leaning against the side of the building. There is a dead deer lying on the ground in front of him.

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)

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.2 x 24.6 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Das weisse Haus

  • 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 [Thuringia]
              • Weisse Haus [Germany]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Field sports (hunting, shooting, stalking)
            • Deer hunting
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Guns