The Torre del Oro1833. Oil on panel, 39 x 48 cm.
David Roberts was one of the British romantic painters who traveled through Spain, capturing images that best represented the landscape and picturesque aspects of this country, especially in Andalusia. Here, he offers an image of the Guadalquivir River where it flows through Seville, with the Torre de Oro (Golden Tower) as the protagonist. The comings and goings of the boats on the water or berthed on the banks perpetuate the exotic atmosphere that romantic outsiders saw in Spain. This work entered the Prado Museum collection in 1943.