Quoted masterpiece of romantic Scottish painter David Roberts. The fantastic lithographs drawings Roberts contributed greatly to the spread of the exotic image of Spain and Andalusia worldwide, as it did at the same time the novel Carmen. It is a must for any lover of Art and History of Spain title.
David Roberts was a Scottish romantic painter known for his watercolors and prints of Spanish and Egyptian monuments.
Between 1832 and 1833, Roberts traveled through Spain and came to Tangier taking multiple drawings back to London would become lithographs by other artists. These lithographs illustrated several books on Spain travel by several English writers. In the drawings Roberts corner he saw enhanced by changes in the scale of the buildings and adding vegetation and other elements that brought a touch of romance and scenic places already evocative. No doubt his friendship with Perez de Villamil greatly influenced the change of style as Spanish painter influenced Gustave Dore, who later would cross Spain emulating Roberts precedent. Reflecting its success was appointed professor at the Royal Academy in London in 1841.
Currently his paintings have become highly important in the field of art collecting. The Prado Museum has four of his paintings: a view of Seville, Torre del Oro, a landscape of Alcala de Guadaira and an interior view of the Cathedral of Burgos.
Characteristics of the facsimile edition:
1 volume containing all of the following individually framed prints in book form, being removable if you want to frame, but lost the set:
Original title: “Picturesque SKETCHES IN SPAIN”
Content: 26 lithographs of landscapes and Spanish monuments.
Source: London 1837-1855
Original title: “TOURIST IN SPAIN AND MOROCCO”
Content: 21 lithographs by Spanish and Moroccan landscapes and monuments.
Source: London 1838
Binding: handmade vintage. Leaf size: 31 x 45 cm. Size of the lithographs: prints variables based on image, approximate average size 25 x 35 cm.
Circulation: 375 copies limited and numbered by notary
Original preserved in the National Library of Spain, symbol: ER / 1713 AFR / 012 431, respectively.
The only copy we sell comes from private collection and is in perfect condition, the book study even without unsealing.
Ask for a list of the 26 sites and monuments of the first work, if it is really interested in this beautiful work. The ratio of 21 for the second work is the following:
Tower of the great mosque. Morroco
Gate of the hospice. Madrid
The seminar & cathedral of Santiago
Leaning tower of Saragossa
Plaza – Cathedral. Valencia
Gate of the mountain. Valencia
Tower of Santa Catalina. Valencia
Citadel of Tangier
Vestibule of the treasury, citadel of Tangier
Gate of marshan, citadel of Tangier
Great square of Tetuan, from the town jews
Rabat and sallee
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