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Lot 55: Charles Clifford (1819 -1863)
19 October 2016
Madrd, madrid, SpainLive Auction
Description: Alcántara, 87 arco romano en el centro del puente, 1859
Notes: Charles Clifford wrote an extensive description of this photograph in his catalogue of 1861: “One of the grandest of Roman Remains in Spain, and since its recent complete restoration offers a colosal record of the gigantic Works of that great people, and carried out with the assistance of all the paraphernalia of modern mechanics. It is of immense strength, and has stood 1700 years. It has been completely and most ably restored by the Spanish engineer, Don. A. Millan, who has had the good sense and judgement so closely to follow up the design and workmanship of the original architect, that the new lateral and restored central arches can hardly be distinguished from the old works”. Printed on the image is number 87, which corresponds to the catalogue number in A Photographic Scramble through Spain.
Dimensions: 42,5 x 29,5 cm
Artist or Maker: Charles Clifford (1819 -1863)
Literature: Charles Clifford fotógrafo en la España de Isabel II, p.150 A Photographic A photographic scramble through Spain (1861)
Medium: Papel albuminado, Albumen print, 42,5 x 29,5 cm, tiraje de época, vintage