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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: La Granja, Fountain of Fama 1853

Albumen print | 41.5 x 31.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700038

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Photograph of the Fountain of Fama in the Palace gardens of La Granja de San Ildefonso. The fountain depicts a winged woman seated on the back of a horse that stands at the top of a rocky outcrop. Down the side of the pediment lies a prone male figure holding a bow with a sheath of arrows at his side. Satyrs and another female populate the base of the rock. There are mature trees in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 41.5 x 31.0 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • La Granja, Fountain of Fama

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Segovia [Spain]
            • Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso [Spain]
              • Fountain of Fama [La Granja]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens