Vicente Lopez y Portaña
- Vicente Lopez y Portaña
- Portrait of Isabel de Borbon, Infanta of Spain (1821-1897) when a baby
signed lower right: Lopez ft.
oil on canvas
see note to lot 216
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The sitter is Isabel de Borbon, Infanta of Spain (1821-1897), later Countess Gurowski. Another version of this portrait is in a private collection in Madrid,identified by Díez, Vincente López (1772-1850) Il catálogo razonado, Volumen II, Madrid 1999, p. 98, no. P-389, reproduced plate 206, as Isabella II and dated instead to around 1831-2.
We are grateful to Dr. José Luis Díez for endorsing the attribution to Vicente Lopez on the basis of photographs.