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Watercolour - Fortress of Tangier
  • Fortress of Tangier
    Roberts, David RA, born 1796 - died 1864
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Fortress of Tangier

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Morocco (painted)

  • Date:

    1833 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Roberts, David RA, born 1796 - died 1864 (painter (artist))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Pencil and watercolour

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case SC, shelf 32

Physical description

On the back, a sketch of the Castle of Tangier

Place of Origin

Morocco (painted)


1833 (painted)


Roberts, David RA, born 1796 - died 1864 (painter (artist))

Materials and Techniques

Pencil and watercolour

Marks and inscriptions

Inscribed with title and dated 1833, and again Castle of Tangiers March 28 [?] 1833; the sketch on the back is inscribed with its title and dated March 29


Height: 27.6 cm, Width: 22.8 cm

Object history note

According to Rodney Searight: - `Bt Sotheby's [2] Aug. 1973 [50], £50 (Ex Albany Gallery; ex PHW [Prue Heathcote-Williams]'

Historical context note

Roberts visited Tangier from Spain end March - early April 1833.

Descriptive line

Watercolour, `Fortress of Tangier', On the back `Castle of Tangier', 1833, by David Roberts RA

Subjects depicted

Fortifications; Gates


Paintings; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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