François Antoine Bossuet (Belgian, 1800-1889) The Torre del Oro, Seville

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Lot 76
François Antoine Bossuet
(Belgian, 1800-1889)
The Torre del Oro, Seville

Sold for £ 9,600 (US$ 13,492) inc. premium
François Antoine Bossuet (Belgian, 1800-1889)
The Torre del Oro, Seville
signed 'F.Bossuet' (lower centre)
oil on panel
23.5 x 40.8cm (9 1/4 x 16 1/16in).

Footnotes

  • The Torre del Oro is a military watchtower built in Seville, Spain in the first half of the 13th century during the Almohad dynasty in order to control access to the city via the Guadalquivir river. The tower was built as part of the defensive works running from the Alcázar to the river.
    The tower served as a prison during the Middle Ages and as a secure enclosure for the protection, at times, of precious metals periodically brought by the fleet of the Indies.
    Today the tower is a naval museum, containing engravings, letters, models, instruments, and historic documents.
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