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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Francis Bedford (1815-94)

'Triefenstein'; Triefenstein, a rocky outcrop near Gotha 1858

Albumen print | 24.7 x 19.2 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2102972

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Photograph of Triefenstein, a rocky outcrop near Gotha. There is a plaque attached to the side of the rockface and there are trees behind it. A man is standing on a bridge to the left of the rock, leaning against it. There is a road 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)

  • 24.7 x 19.2 cm (image) (image)

    38.5 x 31.5 cm (page dimensions)

  • Triefenstein

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Germany
          • Bavaria [Germany]
            • Triefenstein [Germany]
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Rocks
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
    • People
      • Men