• Alhambra Model





    Origin / Age

    Alhambra, Granada ; Late 19th Century


    Panel 33cm h x 23.5cm w


    The model features a plaster relief of a window arch with borders of foliate arabesques, arcading, stylised foliage and calligraphy of the repeated Nasrid motto 'There is no greater conqueror than Allah' - Wala ghaliba illa Allah . There is tiled decoration to the lower half and the base is inscribed No26 Enrique Linares Es propiedad.
    Enrique Linares Garcia started trading a variety of souvenir works from within the Alhambra in the 1870s, later expanding the business with his brother Abelardo to include photography studios. Linares produced these architectural models to feed the growing appetite for the late 19th century 'Alhambrism'.
    A model of the Torre de las Infantas made by Linares in the 1890s displayed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in the Architecture Gallery (Room 128, No.A.26-1936).

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  • Alhambra Model

  • Alhambra Model

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