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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol. I: Fountain of Neptune in the Prado, Madrid c.1861

Albumen print | 31.0 x 42.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700030

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Photograph of the monumental fountain Fuente de Neptuno in Madrid. The fountain comprises a central sculpture of Neptune standing on a clam shell with a trident and a serpent wrapped around his right arm. The clam shell is propelled by two horses with fishes tails. The Museo del Prado can be seen through trees in the background.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 31.0 x 42.5 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Fuente de Neptuno, Madrid

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Madrid [Spain]
            • Prado [Madrid]
            • Fountain of Neptune [Madrid]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Neptune (mythology)