Oberwesel is a town on the left bank of the Rhine, 30 km south of Koblenz. The structure in the foreground is the medieval Ochsenturm (Oxen Tower).
Signature: Signed and dated (at lower left): D Roberts 1831
Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA, and Aspen Center for the Visual Arts, CO, 1981, "Selections from the Collection of Mimi and Sanford Feld," no. 42, illus.
Almost certainly exhibited: Society of British Artists, London, 1831
Recorded: Alaric A Watts, ed., "The Cabinet of Modern Art, and Literary Souvenir, Second Series" (1836): "Since he [Roberts] has taken to watercolour painting, however, he appears to have developed new and more extended powers; as the charming view of Oberwesel, engraved by Goodall."
Engraved in 1831 by Edward Goodall.
Ex coll: C.K. Brownson; Thos Agnew & Sons, Ltd, London; to Mr and Mrs Ralph Spencer, New York, until 1970; to Davis Galleries, New York; to private collection, from 1973 until 1980; to Davis & Long Company, New York; to private collection, from 1980 until 2018