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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Don Pedro, Seville c.1859

Albumen print | 37.0 x 30.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700141

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Photograph of Don Pedro, or Door of Pardon, at the Alcázar Palace. The photograph shows an open doorway behind decorative metal fencing. The doorway is flanked by two recesses in the form of arches featuring Mudéjar design. Above the doorway are three sets of windows with mullions separating the panes of glass. The windows are crested with decorative Moorish arches. Above the windows and on the upper levels, are mosaics built into façade of the building. One of the mosaics is bordered with Latin script.

The Alcázar derived its name from the Hispano Arabic term for Royal House. Construction began in the 10th Century and was completed in the 1360s. The rulers of Spain have added to the building throughout its history. The Alcázar Palace is one of the most important examples of Mudéjar architecture in the world.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 37.0 x 30.5 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]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Façades
        • Gothic architecture
        • Architectural history
        • Moorish architecture
      • Decorative motifs
        • Arabesques