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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: Doorway, Basilica of San Isidoro 1858

Albumen print | 41.0 x 32.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700057

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Photograph of the Basilica of San Isidoro in León, Spain. The image shows a blocked door within a recess decorated with Romanesque sculpture. Above the portal is a relief carving and either side of this are two figures also in relief. At the top of the photograph are three Gothic arches supported by Romanesque columns.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 41.0 x 32.0 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Basilica of San Isidoro, León

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Leon [Spain]
            • Basilica of San Isidoro [Leon]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Basilicas
        • Gothic architecture
        • Architectural history
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doors
          • Doorways