(Wales 1820 circa – Madrid 1863)
A photographer from England, he moved to Madrid in 1852, after taking his first trip to Spain the year before. Thanks to a photo portrait of Queen Isabella, Clifford became well known and got support from the Spanish court. But in Spain, in addition to portraiture, he also took numerous photos of the landscape and monuments, allowing all of Europe to discover the reality of a country that up to then had been practically inaccessible. In the following years, his works had great success in Great Britain as well. In fact, Queen Victoria, in 1861, decided to buy some works for the Windsor collection and commissioned Clifford with her own portrait.