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MARIANO BENLLIURE Y GIL Toro sin Puntilla (Bull)

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • Mariano Benlliure y Gil
  • Toro sin Puntilla (Bull)
  • signed: M. Benlliure and numbered: 86
  • bronze, dark brown patina
  • 26 by 46cm., 10¼ by 18 1/8 in. 

Catalogue Note

Mariano Benlliure y Gil, who is most renowned for his work as a watercolourist, was born into a family of painters in Valencia. He studied first in Paris and then in Rome, where he shared a studio with his brother José, having won a scholarship to Rome’s Spanish Academy in 1888. There he came under the influence of the painter Mariano Fortuny and the Neapolitan sculptor Vincenzo Gemito. 

Benlliure y Gil completed several genre paintings and tauromachies, of which he also produced a number of bronzes. 

E. Bénézit, Dictionnaire des Peintres Sculpteurs Dessinateurs et Graveurs, Paris, 1999, p. 104