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Lot 56: Charles Clifford (1819 -1863)
19 October 2016
Madrd, madrid, SpainLive Auction
Description: Arévalo, 62 Vista del puente del ferrocarril y ruinas del castillo, 1859
Notes: Number 62 in the catalogue in A Photographic Scramble through Spain. No catalogue number printed on the photograph. Charles Clifford in his comments shows the potential traveller his knowledge of Spanish history. “Arévalo, as seen from the Railway Bridge. The Ruins of the Castle, inhabited for some time by “Juana la Loca”, a resting place of the fair Elizabeth de Valois, and afterwards fitted up as a prison by Philip II for his son, Don Carlos”. The composition of the photograph is similar to the modern landscape photographs taken by photographers like Edouard Denis Baldus. The size of the photograph is larger than the copy in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London which measures 28,8 cm x 42,5 cm.
Dimensions: 29,5 x 42,5 cm
Artist or Maker: Charles Clifford (1819 -1863)
Literature: A Photographic A photographic scramble through Spain (1861)
Medium: Papel albuminado, Albumen print, 29,5 x 42,5 cm, tiraje de época, vintage