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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Der Inselsberg'; Inselsberg, a mountain near Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 18.2 x 24.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102967

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Photograph of Inselsberg, a mountain near Gotha. In the foreground there is a forest with young trees. The outline of another mountain can just be seen in the distance.

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)

  • 18.2 x 24.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Der Inselsberg

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Inselsberg [Germany]
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees