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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: Ruins of Palace of Yuste, Estremadura 1857-58

Albumen print | 42.0 x 31.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700061

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Photograph of the ruins of the Monastery of Yuste in the Estremadura region of Spain. In the background a man stands on an pillared gallery above which is a wooden gallery. In the foreground are three nuns sitting in the garden next to a small pool and in front of a wooden trellis. To the left of where the nuns are seated stands a man dressed in black and wearing a tricorn hat.

The monastery was built in the early 15th century. The Monastery was extensively altered to accommodate Charles V of Spain (1500-58), who remained at the monastery following his abdication in 1556.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 42.0 x 31.0 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Ruins of Monastery of Yuste, Estremadura

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Estremadura [Spain]
          • Extremadura [Spain]
            • Monastery of Yuste [Estremadura, Spain]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens