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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Die Orangerie'; Orangery of Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 18.5 x 24.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102923

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Photograph of the Orangery of Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha. The stone building has two storeys with tall windows on the ground floor. The garden in front of the Orangery is surrounded by a fence. A man is standing by the open gateway.

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)

  • 18.5 x 24.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Die Orangerie

  • 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]
                • Orangeries [Schloss Friedenstein]