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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Eingang zu der Festung'; Entrance to the Fortress at Coburg 1857

Albumen print | 19.6 x 24.6 cm (image) | RCIN 2102845

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Photograph showing the entrance to the fortress at Coburg. A guard stands at the main entrance, under the stone opening. A man leans on a wooden bridge connected to the gate.

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)

  • 19.6 x 24.6 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]
              • Veste Coburg [Coburg]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Gateways
            • Gateways-Arched
          • Bridges
    • People
      • Men