Charles Clifford

Statue of Saint Bruno in the Carthusian Monastery of Our Lady of Miraflores, Burgos

1853
Category: 
Little is known about the early life of Charles Clifford, but by about 1850 he was working as a photographer in Spain, calling himself Photografito inglés ("the little English photographer"). Saint Bruno was the founder of the Carthusian order. In "Statue of Saint Bruno", we see what appears to be the figure of a man standing in front of the open doors of Burgos cathedral, his right arm extended as he concentrates on the crucifix he holds in his hand. In order to make use of the strong sunlight, Clifford had the life-sized statue moved outdoors.
Title
Statue of Saint Bruno in the Carthusian Monastery of Our Lady of Miraflores, Burgos
Date
1853
Medium
Photograph
Materials
albumen silver print
Dimensions
35.5 x 31.2 cm
Nationality
British
Credit line
Purchased 1972
Accession number
21336