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十九世紀歐洲繪畫

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Ignacio Zuloaga
1870 - 1945
SPANISH
LA SEÑORA GARAY
signed I. Zuloaga lower right
oil on canvas
206 by 137cm., 81 by 54in.
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來源

The sitter (commissioned from the artist); thence by descent to the present owner

出版

Enrique Lafuente Ferrari La Vida y el Arte de Ignacio Zuloaga, Madrid, 1950, p. 247, no. 686, catalogued
Enrique Lafuente Ferrari, The Life and Work of Ignacio Zuloaga, Barcelona, 1991, p. 527, no. 686, catalogued

相關資料

Painted circa 1938, Ignacio Zuloaga's striking portrait of Esther de Garay (neé Rodriguez Bauzá) perfectly combines the artist's Spanish roots and worldly sophistication with the elegance and finesse of his sitter.

Esther de Garay y Garay (1911-1985) was one of six daughters of  the Uruguayan industrialist Herminio Ramón Rodríguez Labandera y Fernández Llameria and his remarkable wife, collector and society hostess María Bauzá. Herminio and María had moved with their family to Spain in the 1920s, bringing with them an already burgeoning art collection. Despite the death of Herminio in the early 1930s, María installed herself with her children in the Palacio de Bermejillo, purchased from the Marquess of Bermejillo just before her husband died. In the succeeding years María pursued her passion for amassing a vast number of works of art to furnish the impressive home in Paseo del Cisne.

Old Master painters featured in the collection included El Greco, Ribera, Murillo and Cranach, while two rooms were devoted to the display of Spanish modern art, one featuring the work of Zuloaga, another that of Sorolla. Other artists of the period represented included Giménez Aranda, Raimundo de Madrazo, Julio Romero de Torres and Santiago Rusiñol. María kept an open house, the palace becoming a venue for informal events and tertulias particularly on Sundays when leading voices in the world of the Arts, Letters and Sciences gathered to present and exchange views on matters of the day.

十九世紀歐洲繪畫

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