590
590
Antonio de la Gandara
FRENCH
PORTRAIT OF AMBASSADOR DEL SOLAR AND HIS CHILDREN
Estimate
20,00030,000
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590
Antonio de la Gandara
FRENCH
PORTRAIT OF AMBASSADOR DEL SOLAR AND HIS CHILDREN
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Art

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Antonio de la Gandara
1861 - 1917
FRENCH
PORTRAIT OF AMBASSADOR DEL SOLAR AND HIS CHILDREN
signed A de la Gandara (lower right) 
oil on canvas 
79 1/2 by 45 1/2 in.
201.9 by 115.6 cm
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Provenance

Sale: Christie's, New York, November 1, 1995, lot 21, illustrated
Kurt Schon, Ltd., New Orleans 
Private Collection, North Carolina 

Exhibited

Probably, Munich, 1906

Literature

Je Sais Tout: magazine encyclopédique illustré, Paris, February 15, 1905, no. 49, p. 85, illustrated 
Femina, Paris, August 1, 1909 
Antonia Fraser, "Not Just a Pretty Face," The Telegraph, London, October 28, 2007 
Xavier Mathieu, Antonio de la GandaraUn témoin de la Belle Époque, Deauville, 2011, p. 92-3, illustrated (in color and in the background of a black and white photograph) 

Catalogue Note

Antonio de La Gandara, a contemporary of John Singer Sargent and Giovanni Boldini, was a celebrated portraitist in Paris. Born in Spain, he relocated to the French capital, where he studied under Jean-Léon Gerome and Alexandre Cabanel. De La Gandara was also influenced by his own artistic heritage, namely the portraits of his countrymen Vélasquez and Goya.

Completed in 1904, the present lot depicts Alberto del Solar with his two daughters, Felisa and Enriqueta. The Chilean ambassador, Del Solar, also a poet, belonged to a glittering set of cultured South American expatriates living in Paris during the Belle Époque.

19th Century European Art

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