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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Photographic Souvenir of Spain, vol.I: Royal Palace, Madrid c. 1857

Albumen print | 31.5 x 41.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700024

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Photograph of the facade of the Royal Palace of Madrid, built in 1755, taken from the courtyard. The centre of the building has a balustrade supported by four Ionic columns above which is a clock flanked by two reliefs of the sun, the top of which has a small bell surrounded by ornate ironwork. On the ground stands a horse and carriage and a sentry box on the far right.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62)
  • 31.5 x 41.5 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Royal Palace, Madrid

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
        • albums
          • photograph albums
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Photography
        • Photographs
          • Photograph albums
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Courtyards
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Madrid [Spain]
            • Palacio Real de Madrid [Madrid]