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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Der Wasserfall. (Rosenau)'; The Waterfall at Rosenau Palace 1857

Albumen print | 19.2 x 24.8 cm (image) | RCIN 2102859

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Photograph showing the waterfall at Rosenau Palace, Coburg. The waterfall is surrounded by forest. A woman wearing a cloak stands in the middle ground, looking towards the camera. Rosenau Palace was the birthplace and childhood home of Prince Albert.

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)

    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 19.2 x 24.8 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
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Bavaria [Germany]
            • Coburg [Bavaria]
              • The Rosenau [Coburg]
                • Grounds of the Rosenau
      • Physiography
        • Waterfalls
    • People
      • Women
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
      • Earth sciences
        • Rocks