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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: Detail of the West front of the Cathedral, Leon 1858

Albumen print | 42.5 x 33.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700055

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Photograph of the facade of León Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria de la Regla, in Spain. The view comprises two of the three main portals on the western side of the building with the figures of the Virgin, Christ and St John in the arch nearest to the viewer. Situated above the arches, on the right, is a rose window with a clock. The building features early Gothic ornamentation. A metal fence surrounds the cathedral. A pile of wood is located in the foreground, on the left.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

    Jesus Christ
    St John
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 42.5 x 33.0 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • View of León Cathedral

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Leon [Spain]
            • León Cathedral [Leon]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
        • Gothic architecture
        • Architectural history
        • Architectural design
          • Façades
            • Church façades