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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Puerta del Perdón, Seville c.1859

Albumen print | 41.0 x 28.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700136

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Photograph of the Puerta del Perdón, or the Door of Forgiveness, on the north side of Seville Cathedral. The entrance comprises a Moorish archway that formed part of the original Mosque that originally occupied the site. 16th century terracotta figures by the sculptor Miguel Perrin (1498-1552) flank the arch. The bronze door on the right stands open to reveal part of the Patio de los Naranjos (Courtyard of the Orange Trees) and above the arch is a relief portraying a biblical scene.

  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 41.0 x 28.0 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
          • Andalucia [Spain]
            • Seville [Spain]
              • Seville Cathedral [Seville]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Moorish arches
        • Moorish architecture
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Statues
          • Reliefs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Ceramics
        • Terracotta
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doorways
            • Arched doorways