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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Door of Alcázar Palace, Seville

c. 1859

Albumen print | 30.0 x 38.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700142

Photograph of a detail of the patios that can be found both inside and out of the Alcázar Palace in Seville. A large arch on the centre right of the photograph, frames a set of glass doors which are slightly stepped back from an over-hanging arch that draws to a point at the apex. Around this, decorative tiles are set into the wall. A second, smaller window on the left also features an arch above it and it surrounded by carved tiles. On the centre left, two pillars support a series of smaller arches that support an arcade.

Construction of the Alcázar Palace began in the 10th Century and has been added to by the rulers of Spain throughout its history. It is one of the most important examples of Mudéjar architecture in the world.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 30.0 x 38.0 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol. II, 1861

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Andalusia [Spain]
            • Seville [Andalucia]
              • Alcázar of Seville [Seville]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Moorish arches
          • Arcades
        • Moorish architecture
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs