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Charles Clifford (1819-62)

View of Alcázar and River Tagus, Toledo 1858-61

Albumen print | 29.5 x 41.5 cm (image) | RCIN 2700113

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Photograph of the city of Toledo in Spain with buildings, including the Alcázar, populating the higher slopes of the city and the River Tagus flowing through the valley on the right.

The Alcázar was originally built as a Roman Palace before becoming a fortification during the middle ages and finally a home for the Castilla La Mancha library together with the Museum of the Army which are housed there today.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Clifford (1819-62) (photographer)

  • 29.5 x 41.5 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
    Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Spain
          • Toledo [Spain]
            • Alcázar of Toledo [Toledo]
      • Physiography
        • Rivers
          • Rivers of the Iberian peninsula
            • River Tagus [Spain-Portugal]