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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Interior of Alcázar, Toledo c. 1858

Albumen print | 40.0 x 31.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700115

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Photograph of Baroque interior of the Alcázar in Toledo, Spain. In the foreground stand Corinthian columns supporting decorative arches. On the first level, a gallery with a balustrade can be seen in the background below which, stairs lead through further arches to a window marked by a rectangle of pure white.  

The Alcázar was originally built as a Roman Palace before becoming a fortification during the middle ages and finally a home for the Castilla La Mancha library together with the Museum of the Army which are housed there today. The Alcázar was badly damaged by a fire in 1886.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 40.0 x 31.5 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
          • Toledo [Spain]
            • Alcázar of Toledo [Toledo]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural history
          • Baroque Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arcades
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Engineering & Technology
        • Vaulting
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Stairs
            • Balustrades
          • Columns
            • Corinthian columns