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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Schlosshof auf dem Friedenstein'; Entrance to Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.0 x 23.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102938

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Photograph of the entrance to Schloss Friedenstein, Gotha. There is an open door behind a series of arches in the wall of the building. A boy is sitting by the right side of the doorway and a man is standing facing the boy, leaning against the arch.

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)

  • 19.0 x 23.8 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Schlosshof auf dem Friedenstein

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
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    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Thuringia [Germany]
            • Gotha [Germany]
              • Schloss Friedenstein [Gotha, Germany]
                • Quadrangle [Schloss Friedenstein]