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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

 'Tanzbuche'; Tanzbuche, an inn in the forests around Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.8 x 24.8 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102968

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Photograph of Tanzbuche, an inn in the forests around Gotha. The wooden building has three-storeys set on a stone base. There is a woman standing in the doorway talking to a man wearing a military uniform who has a gun slung over his back. There is a wooden cart to the left.

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)

  • 19.8 x 24.8 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Tanzbuche

  • 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]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vehicles
          • Simple transport
            • Carts