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PROPERTY FROM A SPANISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

Santiago Rusiñol
SPANISH
PASEO DE MALLORCA
Estimate
40,00060,000
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47

PROPERTY FROM A SPANISH PRIVATE COLLECTION

Santiago Rusiñol
SPANISH
PASEO DE MALLORCA
Estimate
40,00060,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Santiago Rusiñol
1861 - 1931
SPANISH
PASEO DE MALLORCA
signed S. Rusiñol lower left
oil on canvas
64 by 92cm., 25¼ by 36¼in.
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Provenance

Acquired from the artist by the grandfather of the present owner; thence by descent

 

Exhibited

Possibly, Palma de Mallorca, Casa Pons i Bonet, 1893

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1893 in Palma de Mallorca, the present work records the galeras (horse-drawn carriages) owned by the grandfather of the painting's present owner, in a square in Palma. Typically for the time, Rusiñol took a particular interest in recording the hot sunlit squares of the town with a correspondingly dry and arid brush (fig. 1). Such scenes - large vistas of gravelled foreground emptiness - are relieved by the diminutive be-hatted men-folk of the community who sit in corners, out of the heat, and idle their time at the periphery of the composition, as the carriage horses wait patiently under the sweltering sun. 

19th Century European Paintings

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