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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joaquín Sorolla
SPANISH
EN EL RIO (AT THE RIVERSIDE)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Joaquín Sorolla
SPANISH
EN EL RIO (AT THE RIVERSIDE)
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 62,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Joaquín Sorolla
1863 - 1923
SPANISH
EN EL RIO (AT THE RIVERSIDE)
signed J. Sorolla B lower left
oil on canvas
13.5 by 24cm., 5¼ by 9½in.
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The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Blanca Pons Sorolla, who will be including it in her Sorolla catalogue raisonné (BPS 3491).

Provenance

Sale: Sotheby Parke-Bernet, New York, 29 February 1984, lot 97
Sammer Galleries, Madrid
Purchased from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, The Hispanic Society of America, Paintings by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida exhibited by the Hispanic Society of America, 1909, no. 207

Literature

Aureliano de Beruete, C. Mauclair, H. Rochefort, L. Williams, E.L. Cary, J.G. Huneker, C. Brinton and W.E.B. Sterkweather, Eight Essays on Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, New York, 1909, vol. II, p. 107, no. 207, illustrated (as En el río)

Catalogue Note

Probably painted in Asturias in 1903. Sorolla travelled to Asturias to paint in the summer of 1902 and in the spring of 1903 and 04. There he established himself at the mouth of the Nalón River near San Juan de la Arena, visiting painter and fellow student from his Rome days, Tomás García Sampedro, and close to his friend the law professor Rafael Altamira.

The present oil of children playing by a river conforms to the format of a number of other paintings that he painted there, in which he used a reduced range of colours and a limited field of vision in order to bring out the chromatic beauty of this very spontaneous documenting of local life.

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