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Photography

The photographic images gathered by the Marquis of Cerralbo and his family between 1855 and 1922 comprise a collection of nearly one thousand negatives on glass plate and three thousand five hundred paper positives.

Thematically, four large groups can be differentiated: family photography; photographs taken while travelling and of his interests in art and culture; photographs that document his political activity as a member of the Carlist party; and scientific-archaeological photography. The collection of portraits of family members and relatives, some the work of established photographers such as A. Disdéri, J. Laurent or Martínez de Hebert; visits to cities, the reproductions of works of art and monuments purchased from a good number of European photographers and studios; as well as a couple of physionotraces attributed to Bouchardy and an interesting example of photo sculpture made in Paris.

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