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Exhibitions and records of works of art

Prince Albert recognised the importance of photography to record and document notable exhibitions and works of art


'Moresque Gate, Ecija'; A Moorish Gateway, Ecija, Spain


Albumen print | 8.9 x 7.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2373702

Photograph of the painting 'A Moorish Gateway, Ecija, Spain' (RCIN 400816). The painting depicts a gateway in the foreground, looking out to a view of a church belfry and, in the distant background, a mountain range. In the foreground a man rides on a donkey.

Photograph is from a folder of photographs of paintings and artworks displayed in Prince Albert's (1819-61) rooms. This painting was displayed in Prince Albert's dressing room, on the east side.
  • Creator(s)

    After François Antoine Bossuet (1798-1889) (artist)

  • annotation:
    (8.)/ The Prince Consort's Dressing Room./ East Side. [upper mount]

    [above work] Moresque Gate, Ecija./ [below work] F. BOUSSET [sic]. 1853./ Oil on Panel. 18 in x 14 in. [around photograph]

  • 8.9 x 7.0 cm (image)

    28.0 x 34.4 cm (mount)

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Andalusia [Spain]
            • Seville [Andalucia]
              • Ecija [Spain]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Gateways
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Moorish arches
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Churches
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Biological sciences
        • Zoology
          • Animals
            • Mammals
              • Wild horses
                • Asses
    • Geography
      • Physiography
        • Mountains
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • albums
          • photograph albums