Inventory number
P02853
Author
Roberts, David
Title
The Torre del Oro
Chronology
1833
Technique
Oil
Support
Panel
Dimensions
39 cm x 48 cm
School
British
Theme
Landscape
On display
Yes
Provenance
Acquisition, 1943

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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