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Prince Albert collected photographs of places significant to him

Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Puerta del Sarmental, Burgos c. 1858

Albumen print | 38.0 x 30.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700126

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Photograph of the Puerta del Sarmental, located on the south side of Burgos Cathedral in northern Spain. Steps lead up to the entrance. Above the entrance is the tympanum, depicting God enthroned. Beneath the tympanum are a row of seated Apostles, carved from stone. A single stone statue of a saint stands with his head bowed on the Trumeau. Other figures appear in recesses, flanking the central doorway on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 38.0 x 30.0 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
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Burgos [Spain]
            • Cathedral of St Mary of Burgos [Burgos]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Reliefs
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doorways
            • Arched doorways