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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol. I: Toreadors of Madrid c.1860

Albumen print | 27.0 x 39.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700035

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Photograph of the painting 'Horses in a Courtyard by the Bullring before the Bullfight, Madrid' (1853) by Manuel Castellano. The painting depicts a large group of men, comprising of Spanish Toreadors wearing full outfits and men wearing top hats and suits. The group are assembled in a cobbled courtyard. The central figure sits astride a horse in left side profile and faces towards the viewer. A large building is visible through an opening in the wall enclosing the courtyard.

The painting is located in the Museo del Prado.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 27.0 x 39.5 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • 'Horses in a Courtyard by the Bullring before the Bullfight, Madrid'

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Madrid [Spain]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Courtyards
      • Art
        • Paintings