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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Der Klostergarten, Reinhardsbrunn'; Cloister garden at Schloss Reinhardsbrunn 1858

Albumen print | 19.4 x 24.7 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102963

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Photograph of the cloister garden at Schloss Reinhardsbrunn. The small formal garden has a fountain at the centre featuring a statue of a man. The garden is surrounded by trees.

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)

  • 19.4 x 24.7 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Der Klostergarten, Reinhardsbrunn

  • 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]
              • Friedrichroda [Germany]
                • Schloss Reinhardsbrunn [Germany]
                  • Cloister garden [Schloss Reinhardsbrunn]
      • Physiography
        • Ponds
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Plants & Flowers