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The Torre del Oro
Roberts, David
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Roberts, David

Stockbridge, Edinburgh, 1796 - London, 1864

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The Torre del Oro

1833. Oil on panel. Room 061

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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The Torre del Oro
Height: 39 cm.; Width: 48 cm.
Acquisition, 1943.

Bibliography +

Salas, Xavier de, 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, Javier, El paisaje romántico en España. En: El arte de la era romántica, Fundación 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.

Díez, J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 509.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1972. Núm. 2853.

Inscriptions +

D. Roberts 1833
Signed and dated. Front, lower right corner


Exhibitions +

06.06.2020 - 25.07.2021

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

La Sevilla de Richard Ford
20.01.2007 - 15.04.2007

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Room 061 (On Display)


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Update date: 13-07-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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