Charles Clifford, The Court of the Lions

Charles Clifford, The Court of the Lions

Charles Clifford
The Court of the Lions, Alhambra
Albumen print photograph
About 1855
Museum no. 47:790

Charles Clifford was one of the finest photographers of 19th century Spain, and he spent most of his career there. Having settled in Madrid in the 1850s, he became court photographer for Queen Isabella II, and accompanied her on a number of royal tours within Spain. Clifford was very effective at capturing architectural subjects through his technical mastery of the large-format camera.