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Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: Court of Lions, Alhambra Palace, Granada

c. 1858

Albumen print | 30.0 x 43.0 cm (image) (image) | RCIN 2700095

Photograph of the Court of Lions in the Alhambra, Granada. In the foreground is a central fountain in the shape of a dodecagon carved from marble and supported on the backs of stone lions. In the background, fine pillars support porticos with stone filigree arches. A portico on the right features lancet arches with Muqarnas decorative work. A man, seated on the ground, leans against one of the pillars of the portico.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 30.0 x 43.0 cm (image) (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Court of Lions, Granada

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Granada [Spain]
            • Alhambra [Granada]
              • Court of the Lions [Alhambra, Granada]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Moorish architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains