The high altar Seville Cathedral

David ROBERTS: artist

Not On Display

About the work

David Roberts’s painting was originally commissioned by the wealthy English art and book collector Frank Standish Hall. Standish Hall lived in Seville, and commissioned this work to accompany another painting of a Spanish subject by Roberts that he owned. Roberts started his artistic career as a painter of theatre backdrops, which explains the ‘staged’ look of many of his paintings, but he was also an inveterate traveller and made a name for himself with scenes he made of either exotic or dramatic subjects. He was well-known for his views of Egypt and present-day Lebanon, many of which were published as prints, as well as European castles and cathedrals.
The high altar Seville Cathedral
Artist/Maker and role
David ROBERTS: artist
oil on canvas
138.5 x 92.5 cm (painting)
167.0 x 116.0 cm (framed)
Credit line
Purchased 1903
The State Art Collection, The Art Gallery of Western Australia
Accession number

This is one of the paintings in our collection.