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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Tenneberg und Waltershausen'; Schloss Tenneberg and Waltershausen 1858

Albumen print | 18.4 x 24.1 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102953

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Photograph of Schloss Tenneberg and the town of Waltershausen. The castle is on a hillside to the left. Visible below it are the buildings of the town, including a large church. There is a garden in the foreground.

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)

  • 18.4 x 24.1 cm (image) (image)

    31.5 x 38.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Tenneberg und Waltershausen

  • 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]
            • Waltershausen [Germany]
              • Schloss Tenneberg [Waltershausen]