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Tetuan: The Great Square
  • David Roberts (1796 - 1864)
  • Tetuan: The Great Square
  • 1837
  • Painting
  • Pencil, watercolour and bodycolour with varnish on paper
  • Image size: 27.8 x 39 cm
  • Signature: 'DAVID ROBERTS 1837'
  • P697
  • Not on display
Commentary
History
Further Reading
  • Tetuan, Morocco, is about twenty-five miles south of the Straits of Gibraltar. Roberts visited Morocco in April 1833 during his trip to Spain (1832-3). An engraving after this watercolour identified the subject as the ‘Great Square of Tetuan from the Jew’s Town during the celebration of the marriage of the son of the Governor Ash-Ash in April 1833’. Tetuan was the seat of the Governor of Spanish Morocco. The composition may owe something to Turner's oil painting 'Juliet and her Nurse' (1836; private collection).