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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Palais des Prinzen Ernst von Württemberg'; Palace of Prince Ernst of Württemberg, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.5 x 24.4 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102935

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Photograph of the Palace of Prince Ernst of Württemberg, Gotha. The building has two storeys with a gable roof and a central pediment.

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)

  • 19.5 x 24.4 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Palais des Prinzen Ernst von Würtemberg

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

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