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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Eichbaum im Park'; Oak tree in the park, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.3 x 24.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102942

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Photograph of a large oak tree in the park in Gotha. The trunk of the large tree is surrounded by a bench and there is a path leading up to it.

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)

  • 19.3 x 24.1 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Eichbaum im Park

  • Commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1858 as a birthday present for Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
            • Oaks
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Town planning, landscapes and gardens
        • Parks (public promenades, municipal, urban)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Gotha [Germany]