24
24

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Joaquín Sorolla
SPANISH
JARDIN DE LA CASA SOROLLA; REFLEJO EN ‘FUENTE DE LAS CONFIDENCIAS’ (GARDEN AT THE ARTIST’S HOUSE; REFLECTIONS IN THE FOUNTAIN OF CONFIDENCES)
Estimate
80,000120,000
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24

PROPERTY OF A LADY

Joaquín Sorolla
SPANISH
JARDIN DE LA CASA SOROLLA; REFLEJO EN ‘FUENTE DE LAS CONFIDENCIAS’ (GARDEN AT THE ARTIST’S HOUSE; REFLECTIONS IN THE FOUNTAIN OF CONFIDENCES)
Estimate
80,000120,000
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Joaquín Sorolla
1863 - 1923
SPANISH
JARDIN DE LA CASA SOROLLA; REFLEJO EN ‘FUENTE DE LAS CONFIDENCIAS’ (GARDEN AT THE ARTIST’S HOUSE; REFLECTIONS IN THE FOUNTAIN OF CONFIDENCES)

To be included in the Sorolla catalogue raisonné being prepared by Blanca Pons Sorolla (BPS 3006).

Provenance

Estate of the artist
Victoriano Lorente Sorolla, grandson of the artist
Galleria 24, Madrid
Purchased from the above by the present owner in 1993

Exhibited

Madrid, Círculo de Bellas Artes, Sorolla en el Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid. 46 Jardínes de Sorolla, 1958, no. 44

Literature

Bernardino de Pantorba, La Vida y La Obra de Joaquin Sorolla, Madrid, 1970, no. 915, catalogued (as Jardín de la casa de Sorolla)
Sorolla. Jardines de luz, exh. cat., Madrid, 2012, p. 212, illustrated

Catalogue Note

Painted circa 1920, the present work depicts a corner of the garden of Sorolla's house and studio at Paseo del General Martínez Campos, Madrid. Built to his own designs, Sorolla moved to the substantial property with his family in 1911 when his reputation as a painter was at its zenith. The building still with its surrounding gardens now houses the Museo Sorolla.

Sorolla first settled in Madrid with his young wife Clotilde in 1890 when they moved into a house and studio on the Plaza del Progreso. There Clotilde gave birth to their children María and Joaquín in 1890 and 1892. In search of a more ample dwelling and work space and prior to the birth of their child Elena in 1895, Sorolla moved the family to a more comfortable studio in the Pasaje de la Alhambra in 1894. In 1904 Sorolla moved his studio to Calle Miguel Ángel, before settling for good with his family at Paseo del General Martinez Campos seven years later, the setting of the present work.

Built to the highest standards, the house included a large airy studio, and was surrounded by terraced gardens in the design of which he took an especially keen interest. They took the form of a series of enclosed inter-connected outdoor spaces, glimpses of which Sorolla took particular delight in recording, as here. 

19th Century European Paintings

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