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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Tempel im Park'; Temple in the park, Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 19.3 x 24.9 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102944

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Photograph of a small temple in the park in Gotha. The temple has a portico with four columns and a pediment. There is a bench below the portico and the temple is surrounded by trees.

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)

  • 19.3 x 24.9 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Tempel im Park

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Non-Christian religious architecture
            • Temples