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Cloister of King Alfonso V, Monastery of Batalha
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Ref No RIBA27905
Title Cloister of King Alfonso V, Monastery of Batalha
Designer
Fernao de Evora (d. 1477)
Artist
Deakin, Ralph (1888-1952)
Country Portugal
Town/City Batalha
Subject Date 1477
Image Date 1930s
View Exterior
Style Gothic
Medium Photoprint
Colour / B&W Black & white
Credit Ralph Deakin / RIBA Library Photographs Collection
Notes NOTES:
Construction on this Dominican monastery (Mosteiro Santa Maria da Vitoria) began in 1388 and was not completed until 1517. Fifteen architects (Mestre das Obras da Batalha) were involved, who deployed new techniques and artistic styles, hitherto unknown in Portugal. Master Huguet took over the construction of the monastery in 1402 and oversaw the completion of the church, the cloisters and the chapter house. The Cloister of King Alfonso V was built in conventional Gothic style in 1448-1477 by Fernao de Evora.