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José Mongrell
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LA VENDIMIA (THE GRAPE HARVEST)
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PROPERTY FROM AN AMERICAN ESTATE

José Mongrell
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LA VENDIMIA (THE GRAPE HARVEST)
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19th Century European Paintings

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José Mongrell
1870 - 1937
SPANISH
LA VENDIMIA (THE GRAPE HARVEST)
signed and dated J. Mongrell / 1917 lower left
oil on canvas
90 by 100cm., 35½ by 39in.
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Catalogue Note

The Sorollistas Cecilio Pla, Eliseo Meifrén, Aureliano Beruete and Mongrell himself were all in some way indebted to the great master Joaquín Sorolla (lots 14, 16, 24). Yet, unlike Sorolla, who travelled widely both within Spain and beyond, Mongrell lived locally and his subjects were staunchly Valencian; and from a working class background himself, he had a particular appreciation for the everyday struggle of those around him.

From the outset, as evidenced in his famous Costumbres Valencianas which won him the second medal at the international exhibition in Barcelona in 1907, Mongrell’s paintings became a sort of paradigm of that 'Valencian way of life' which is so powerfully represented in the present work, as well as the following lot and Vuelta de la pesca (lot 15).

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