Charles Clifford

Dates1819/1820 - 1863
BornUnited Kingdom

Beginning in 1852, British photographer Charles Clifford lived and worked in Madrid, Spain. There he became Court Photographer to Queen Isabella, who frequently gave away presentation albums of Clifford's photographs. He produced numerous photographic publications including Voyage en Espagne in 1854, which was shown at the first exhibition of the Photographic Society in London, and Vistas del Capricho, which included views of the royal palaces. Queen Victoria also commissioned him to photograph her, and she subsequently collected some of his Spanish views. The Société Française de Photographie in Paris exhibited four hundred of Clifford's images in 1856.