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Ramón Casas
SPANISH
JULIA
Estimación
200.000300.000
Lote. Vendido 283,250 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Ramón Casas
SPANISH
JULIA
Estimación
200.000300.000
Lote. Vendido 283,250 GBP (Precio de adjudicación con prima del comprador)
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Details & Cataloguing

19th Century European Paintings

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Ramón Casas
1866 - 1932
SPANISH
JULIA

Procedencia

Acquired by the great-uncle of the present owners by the 1970s

Documentación

Isabel Coll, Ramón Casas, Catálogo Razonado, Murcia, 2002, p. 359, no. 474, catalogued & illustrated

Nota del catálogo

Painted in 1908, the present work portrays Casas's lover, Julia Peraire, in a moment of relaxed abandon. Of a humble background, she had met the artist, twenty-two years her senior, in 1905, and they married in 1922. The passion Canals felt was the inspiration for some of the most sensual works of his career.

Together with Rusiñol (see previous lot) one of the founding members of the El Quatre Gats circle of artists in Barcelona, and a leading representative of the Catalan Modernista movement, Ramón Casas abandoned his studies when he was 11 years old in order to pursue his vocation as a painter. In 1882, aged just 16 years and with the financial support of his father, he travelled to Paris with Santiago Rusiñol. There he studied under Carolus Duran and at the Academie Gervex, where Carrière and Puvis de Chavannes taught. His talent did not go unnoticed, and just a year later he exhibited at the Salon des Champs Elysées.

In 1900 Casas held a solo show at the Sala Parés in Barcelona, establishing Casas as the leading Catalan portrait painter of his day.

19th Century European Paintings

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