Torre del Oro, Seville

Description (Brief)
While traveling in southern Spain in the summer of 1881, Stephen Ferris drew Seville’s Torre del Oro or Golden Tower in ink. The two lower sections of the tower were built by the Moors in the thirteenth century and the top section added by the Spanish in the eighteenth. Ferris, who was interested in Moorish architecture, merely recorded the outline of the top section in dots.
Currently not on view
Object Name
Object Type
Pen and Ink
date made
graphic artist
Ferris, Stephen James
Physical Description
paper (sheet material)
ink (image material)
overall: 18 cm x 12.9 cm; 7 3/32 in x 5 3/32 in
place made
España: Andalucía, Seville
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Ferris Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Ferris Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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