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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Im Park'; Park in Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.0 x 24.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102943

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Photograph of the park in Gotha. There is a lake in the foreground and trees on the far bank.

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.