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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: Apside of the Cathedral, Ávila 1860

Albumen print | 31.0 x 41.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700083

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Photograph of the eastern side of Ávila Cathedral near the Puerta del Paso. The apse functioned as a fortified building within the town walls and is built with two tiers of crenellations. Several buttresses are visible on the roof. Immediately to the left of the apse is a building with a Tympanum and another building beside that with an open balustrade with circular stone decorations. A man is seated on the ground, leaning against the cathedral.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 31.0 x 41.5 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • 'Apside' of the cathedral, Ávila

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Avila [Spain]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
        • Architectural design
          • Architectural decoration & motifs
            • Castellation
          • Buttresses