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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Sounvenir of Spain vol.I: View of the city of Ávila 1860

Albumen print | 31.5 x 42.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700081

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Photograph of the city of Ávila, Spain. A low stone wall runs diagonally through the foreground with the Adaja river in the middle ground. A main feature of the photograph is the crenellated medieval city wall punctuated by round towers. Outside the walls, on the left, stands the hermitage of San Segundo. In the background is the Cathedral tower, standing on the horizon on the left.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

    Subject(s)
    Roman Catholic Church
  • 31.5 x 42.5 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • View of Ávila

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Avila [Spain]
            • Ermita de San Segundo [Avila, Spain]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of the Iberian peninsula
            • River Adaja [Spain]
    • Religion & Theology
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Monastic buildings
            • Convents
        • Secular architecture
          • Gateways