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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Ruins of Monastery of Yuste, Estremadura 1858

Albumen print | 42.7 x 33.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700060

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Photograph of the ruins of the monastery of Yuste. In the middle ground stands an arcade featuring four Romanesque arches supported on carved capitals. In the foreground, a man sits on rocks amongst the ruins and under-growth. Behind him stands the shadowy figure of a man who appears to be wearing a tricorn hat. In the background is a wall with smaller Romanesque arches on two levels. 

The monastery was built during the 15th century in the Extremadura region of Spain
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 42.7 x 33.0 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol.I: Ruins of the Monastery of Yuste, Estremadura

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Estremadura [Spain]
          • Extremadura [Spain]
            • Monastery of Yuste [Estremadura, Spain]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Gardening
          • Gardens
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Monastic buildings
            • Monasteries