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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Cloisters, Tarragona Cathedral 1860

Albumen print | 41.0 x 32.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700159

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Photograph of the cloisters of Tarragona Cathedral in Catalonia, Spain. The view shows one side of the cloisters with a vaulted roof and window bays on the right side comprising three arches with two rose windows above. the capitals feature leaf designs which open up at the top. In the background, partially obscured by shadow, are two arches enclosed within a larger ogival arch.

The cloisters were built during the early 13th century and the cathedral as a whole was built on the site of a former Mosque during the 12th century. The cloisters occupy a site on the north east side of the Cathedral and include a central courtyard where there is a central fountain.   
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 41.0 x 32.0 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
          • Tarragona [Spain]
            • Cathedral Basilica of St Mary [Tarragona]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Christian church architecture
            • Cloisters
        • Gothic architecture
        • Architectural history
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Gothic arches
          • Gothic arcades
          • Arcades
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vaulting