Santiago Rusiñol Barcelona 1861-Aranjuez 1931
- Santiago Rusiñol
Jardí de muntanya, Sa Coma, IV (Terraced Gardens, Sa Como)
- signed S. Rusiñol l.l.
- oil on canvas
Brussels, XIIème Exposition La Libre Esthétique, 1905, no. 99, as Jardin de montagne
Venice, Sesta Esposizione Internazionale d'Arte della citta di Venezia. XXI Sala Spagnuola, 1905, no. 31, as Giardino
Paris, Galerie Georges Petit, Santiago Rusiñol et Gustave Violet, 1906, no. 9, as Jardin de montagne
Buenos Aires, Salón Moody, Exposición Santiago Rusiñol, 1910, as Jardín de montaña
Diario del Comercio, Barcelona, 24 February 1905, p. 1
E. Batlle, El Diluvio, 25 February 1905, pp. 3 & 4
Jardines d'Espanya, 1914 & 1925, as Jardi de l'Arxiduc (Mallorca)/Jardín del Archiduque (Mallorca)
Josep de C. Laplana, Santiago Rusiñol, Barcelona, 1995, no. 15.6.1, illustrated
Painted in 1904 from a commanding position overlooking terraced fields near Sa Coma on Mallorca's east coast, this light-filled painting shows Rusiñol at his peak as a landscape painter.
First attracted to the island in 1893, Rusiñol visited again in the summer of 1899 to convalesce from ill health. He then returned to the island regularly, exploring every corner of its luminous landscape. He referred to Mallorca as the 'island of tranquility', the title of his 1922 book about the island, and the oils that Rusiñol painted there rank among the most serene works in his oeuvre.
For a similar view of the terraced fields of Sa Coma, see sale Sotheby's London, Spanish Painting 1850-1930, 16 November 2005 (fig. 1).
Fig. 1, Santiago Rusiñol, Almendros en Flor, 76 by 102cm., Sold: Sotheby's, London, 16 November 2005, lot 118