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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Alcázar garden, Seville c.1859

Albumen print | 29.0 x 42.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700148

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Photograph of a view of  the Alcázar Palace gardens in Seville. In the foreground are four plant beds, bordered by low hedges. Enclosing the garden is a wall consisting of iron railings interspersed with stone pediments and archways built in the Italianate style. The Palace is visible in the middle and background. There is a single, large tree in the centre of the photograph.

The gardens of the Alcázar palace provided food and water for the Palace residents, as well as aesthetic delights. Vermondo Resta (1555-1625), the Italian garden designer, was employed by King Philip III (1578-1621) during the 16th century to re-design the gardens. Resta replaced the garden's then Moorish design with the Italian Renaissance style..
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 29.0 x 42.0 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol. II, 1861

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Andalucia [Spain]
            • Seville [Spain]
              • Alcázar of Seville [Seville]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens