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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: Alcazar Door, Ávila 1860

Albumen print | 30.5 x 41.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700082

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Photograph of one of the gateways that punctuate the medieval city walls of Ávila, Spain. The Puerta de Alcazar comprises two round towers connected by an arch. A large building stands on the left of the foreground. On the right are a row of domestic buildings with arcades supported on pillars. The fronts of these buildings are built of bricks arranged in a stretcher bond. In the foreground, a wheelbarrow stands in the middle of the cobbled street.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 30.5 x 41.5 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Entrance Gate, 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
        • Secular architecture
          • Gateways
        • Architectural design
          • Arcades