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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Haus des Fürsten Hatzfeldt'; House of the Hatzfeld Princes, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 18.5 x 24.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102921

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Photograph of the House of the Hatzfeld Princes in Gotha. The building has four storeys and a balcony to the side. There is a road lined with trees to the right and two men are standing just in front of the building.

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 24.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Haus des Fürsten Hatzfeldt

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Gotha [Germany]