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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Arch in centre of Roman Bridge of Alcántar Jan 1860

Albumen print | 40.0 x 31.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700111

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Photograph of a view taken on the Roman Bridge of Alcántara. The bridge is framed by a central castellated archway spanning the upper section. In the background, viewed through the arch, stands a chapel on a hill opposite. A horse and cart stand on the bridge in the distance at the far end of the bridge.

'El Puente de Alcántara' - 'The Bridge of the Bridge' was built by the Roman Emperor Trajan in Alcántara in AD 105, and comprises 6 arches. The two central arches span 110ft, and are 210ft high. The bridge is built of large granite stones.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 40.0 x 31.0 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol II, 1861 Charles Clifford.

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Alcántara [Spain]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of the Iberian peninsula
            • River Tagus [Spain-Portugal]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Roman arches
          • Architectural decoration & motifs
            • Castellation
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges