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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Der Obelisk (Rosenau)'; The Obelisk at Rosenau Palace 1857

Albumen print | 24.6 x 19.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2102858

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Photograph showing the obelisk at Rosenau Palace. There is a man seated at the base of the obelisk, holding a gun. 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)

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    Francis Bedford (1815-94) (photographer)

  • 24.6 x 19.0 cm (image)

    38.4 x 31.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria as a gift for Prince Albert, 1857

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Bavaria [Germany]
            • Coburg [Bavaria]
              • The Rosenau [Coburg]
                • Grounds of the Rosenau
    • People
      • Men
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Military engineering
          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Guns