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Francis Bedford (1815-94)

View of Gotha from Prince Albert's window at Schloss Friedenstein 1858

RCIN 2102939

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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.