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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

Technological improvements enabled Prince Albert to collect photographs of places that were significant to him


Puerta del Sarmental, Burgos

c. 1858

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

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

  • 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