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The Torre del Oro
Roberts, David
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Roberts, David

Stockbridge, Edimburgo, 1796 - Londres, 1864

The Torre del Oro

1833. 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.

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Technical data

Inventory number
P02853
Author
Roberts, David
Title
The Torre del Oro
Date
1833
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimension
High/Height: 39 cm.; Width: 48 cm.
Provenance
Acquisition, 1943.

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972, pp. 567.

Robertson, I., Los curiosos impertinentes.Viajeros ingleses por España 1760-1855, Editora Nacional, Madrid, 1976, pp. 105, 262.

Sim, K., David Roberts R.A. 1769-1864. A biography, Quartet Books, New York-London, 1984.

Gimenez Cruz, A., La España pintoresca de David Roberts. El Viaje y los grabados del pintor, Universidad de Málaga, Málaga, 2002.

La Sevilla de Richard Ford, 1830-1833, Fundación El Monte, Sevilla, 2007.

Solkin, D.; Barón, J., Turner y los maestros, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2010, pp. 88-97.

Barón, J., El paisaje romántico en España. En: El arte de la era romántica, Fund. Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2012, pp. 305-333.

Barón, Javier, Genaro Pérez Villaamil. Díptico con vistas de ciudades españolas., Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2014, pp. 25 f.20.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1972. Núm. 2853.

Exhibitions +

Vistas monumentales de ciudades españolas. El pintor romántico Genaro Pérez Villaamil
Madrid
09.12.2014 - 26.04.2015

La Sevilla de Richard Ford
Sevilla
20.01.2007 - 15.04.2007

Update date: 18-05-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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