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The port of Malaga drawn by the artist from the right-hand dock on the river Guadalmedina looking north to the 11th century Alcazaba citadel, built to defend the city from incursions by pirates and the Castle of Gibralfaro high on the hills east of the city. Malaga is amongst the oldest inhabited cities in Europe. It was established by Phoenicians about 770 BC and survived and prospered through the Roman Empire, the Christian era, the Moorish settlement, the Reconquista of the early 16 th century and the Spanish Civil War.

David Roberts (1796-1864), was a Scottish landscape artist. He travelled to Spain and Tangier and painted a series of Spanish views between 1832-33. They were lithographed and issued as Picturesque Sketches taken in Spain During the years 1832-33 in 1837. This publication was the first by Roberts and the large folio format he also used in his later Egypt and Nubia views as well as his Holy Land publications. 

David Roberts is considered amongst the finest landscape artists of the early nineteenth century and the Spanish views are uncommon, probably the consequence of them being his first and a small print run.

Lithograph with hand-colour.

280 x 390 mm. (Image size).

Good condition.

MALAGA. David Roberts. 1836.

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