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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

Santa Engracia door, Zaragoza 1860

Albumen print | 41.0 x 32.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700156

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Photograph of the principal door of the Basilica Santa Engracia de Zaragoza, built in 1540. The doorway is framed by an Archivolt decorated with Cherubs heads. This is flanked by figures in niches. Above the door is a frieze depicting King Fernando V of Aragon (1452-1516) kneeling in right side profile and opposite, his wife Isabella I of Castille (1451-1504), also kneeling but in left side profile. In the centre, is a relief of the Virgin with the infant Jesus. Above this is a relief of Christ on the cross. In front of the door stand three tree stumps and bundles of branches in a row. An empty sentry box stands on the left in the foreground. 
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

    Jesus Christ
    Ferdinand V, King of Spain (1452-1516)
    Isabella I, Queen of Spain (1451-1504)
  • 41.0 x 32.5 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol II, 1861 Charles Clifford

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Aragon [Spain]
            • Zaragoza [Aragon]
              • Church of Santa Engracia [Zaragoza]
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Construction
        • Structural parts of buildings
          • Doorways
            • Arched doorways
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Practical theology (Christian). Religious practices. Ascetic and mystical theology
            • Christian art & symbolism
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Angels
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ Crucifixion
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Plastic arts
        • Sculpture
          • Reliefs