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Alcázar garden, Seville
[Photographic Souvenir of Spain vol. II]
29.0 x 42.0 cm (image)
The Royal Collection
Photograph of a view of the Alcázar Palace gardens in Seville. In the foreground are four plant beds, bordered by low hedges. Enclosing the garden is a wall consisting of iron railings interspersed with stone pediments and archways built in the Italianate style. The Palace is visible in the middle and background. There is a single, large tree in the centre of the photograph.
The gardens of the Alcázar palace provided food and water for the Palace residents, as well as aesthetic delights. Vermondo Resta (1555-1625), the Italian garden designer, was employed by King Philip III (1578-1621) during the 16th century to re-design the gardens. Resta replaced the garden's then Moorish design with the Italian Renaissance style..
Acquired by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert