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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Molsdorf'; Schloss Molsdorf, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 18.3 x 24.3 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102952

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Photograph of Schloss Molsdorf, near Gotha. The building is in the Baroque style with decorative elements to the pediments, balustrades and windows. There is a lawn in the foreground.

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)

  • 18.3 x 24.3 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Molsdorf

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Erfurt [Germany]
              • Schloss Molsdorf [Germany]