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Landscape, Nature and Architecture

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


South Corner of Court of Alcázar, Seville


Albumen print | 31.0 x 41.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700144

Photograph of the southern corner of the Court of the Maidens in the Alcázar Palace, Seville. A series of multifoil arches supported on dual pillars create an arcade behind which are doors leading to various anti-chambers. Around the arches are highly decorated stonework, featuring shell-like designs. In the centre of the court stands a fountain. The base of a stone balustrade can be seen at the top of the picture. Construction of the Alcázar Palace began in the 10th Century and has been added to by the rulers of Spain throughout its history. It is one of the most important examples of Mudéjar architecture in the world. The lower levels of the Court of the Maidens was built for King Peter I (1334-69). Anti-chambers line the inner walls of the patio.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 31.0 x 41.5 cm (image)

    41.0 x 54.0 cm (page dimensions)

  • Photographic Souvenir of Spain Vol. II, 1861

  • Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Andalusia [Spain]
            • Seville [Andalucia]
              • Alcázar of Seville [Seville]
                • Court of the Maidens [Alcázar, Seville]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Architectural design
          • Arches
            • Moorish arches
          • Arcades
        • Moorish architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Fountains
          • Courtyards
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs