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Photographs 1842-61

Albums compiled by Prince Albert, reflecting his beliefs surrounding photography


'Gate at Peña, Portugal'; The Arch of the Triton

1892 copy after an 1852 original

Carbon print | 20.9 x 16.1 cm (image) | RCIN 2905918

Photograph of the Arch of the Triton at Pena Palace, Portugal. The archway is decorated with carving of seashells and is flanked by two towers. Above the arch is the carving of Triton, a mythological half-man, half-fish, who is depicted beneath a carving of a tree and leaves. The archway is intended to show a divide between the aquatic world, shown beneath Triton, and earth, shown above Triton
  • Creator(s)

    After Wenceslas Cifka (active 1852) (photographer)

    Gustav William Henry Mullins (1854-1921) (photographer)

  • 20.9 x 16.1 cm (image)

  • Collected and arranged by Prince Albert

  • Subject(s)
    • Places
      • Europe
        • Portugal
          • Pena [Portugal]
          • Pena National Palace [Portugal]
    • Arts, Recreation, Entertainment & Sport
      • Architecture
        • Secular architecture
          • Palaces
          • Gateways
            • Gateways-Arched
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Religions of antiquity
          • Classical mythology
            • Triton (myth)