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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol. I: Gate of Alcalà, Madrid c. 1858

Albumen print | 31.0 x 39.5 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700034

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Photograph of Puerta de Alcalá located in the Plaza de la Independencia at the end of Calle de Alcalá, Madrid. The building comprises of three monumental arches 72 feet high, flanked by walkways. Above the central arch, a plaque commemorates King Charles III (1716-88) who commissioned the building. It was designed by Francesco Sabatini (1722-97) and opened in 1778.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 31.0 x 39.5 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Gate of Alcalà, Madrid

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Madrid [Spain]
            • Calle Alcala [Madrid]
            • Puerta de Alcalà [Madrid]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Triumphal arches