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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Puerta de los Palos, Seville c. 1859

Albumen print | 41.5 x 31.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700137

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Photograph of Puerta de los Palos, or Door of the Sticks, on the east facade of Seville Cathedral. The door is slightly ajar, above which is a relief showing the Adoration of the Magi within the tympanum. Above the tympanum are two archivolts that culminate in a pointed gothic arch. Carved lintels flank the door.

The Door of the Sticks was so-called due to the wooden fencing that separated this part of the Cathedral from the rest of the building. The relief of the Adoration of the Magi above the door was executed by Miguel Perrin (1498-1552) in the early 16th century.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

    Jesus Christ
  • 41.5 x 31.0 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol. II, 1861

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Andalusia [Spain]
            • Seville [Spain]
              • Seville Cathedral [Seville]
                • Puerta de Palos [Seville Cathedral]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural history
          • Renaissance architecture
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Reliefs
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Adoration of the Magi
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doorways
            • Arched doorways