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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Aimé Civiale (1821-93)

L'hospice, la Douane & le lac du Saint Gotthard 1859-68

Poitevin process | 26.4 x 35.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2370869

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Photograph of the Lago della Piazza at the St Gotthard Pass. A large boulder dominates the lakeside in the foreground, while the Custom House (left) and Hospice (right) can be viewed on the opposite shoreline. Snow-capped mountains are rising in the background.

  • Creator(s)

    Aimé Civiale (1821-93) (artist)

  • 26.4 x 35.5 cm (image)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Switzerland
          • St Gotthard Pass [Switzerland]
      • Physiography
        • Lakes