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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Der Friedenstein vom Park'; Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.1 x 24.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102941

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Photograph of Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha taken from the park. A man is standing by a hedge in the park and there is a carriage to the left. The castle behind has two large towers.

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)

  • 19.1 x 24.5 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Der Friedenstein vom Park

  • 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]
              • Schloss Friedenstein [Gotha, Germany]