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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

View of Manresa 1860

Albumen print | 31.5 x 43.0 cm (image) | RCIN 2700174

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Photograph of a view of Manresa in Catalonia. In the left foreground stands the Vell bridge over the Cardoner river. In the background on the right, is La Seu de Manresa, a cathedral with its single tower. More buildings follow the contours of the hill down towards the banks of the river. In the background are distant hills. 

The Pont Vell or 'Old Bridge' was constructed during the 12th century and is distinctively pointed at its apex in the centre. The bridge suffered damage to its central section during the Spanish Civil War but was re-built during the early 1960's. The gothic church of La Seu de Manresa began construction in 1325 and the design for which was overseen by Antoni Gaudi.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 31.5 x 43.0 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
          • Catalonia [Spain]
            • Manresa [Spain]
            • Cardoner River [Catalonia]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Bridges
        • Ecclesiastical & religious architecture
          • Cathedrals