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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Nätherthaler Haus'; Nätherthaler Haus, a hunting lodge near Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.9 x 25.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102978

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Photograph of Nätherthaler Haus, a hunting lodge near Gotha. The house is a two storey wooden building with a wooden hut beside it. A man is standing on the steps to the house and a group of men carrying rifles are gathered around a pile of chopped wood to the right.

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)

  • 19.9 x 25.1 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Nätherthaler Haus

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

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        • photographs
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        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
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          • Arms (weapons)
            • Firearms
              • Rifles