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A Street in the Albaicín. Granada
Fortuny, Mariano
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Fortuny, Mariano

Reus, Tarragona, 1838 - Rome, 1874

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A Street in the Albaicín. Granada

1871 - 1872. Wash, Pencil, Pencil, Grey-brown ink on yellow paper

This drawing shows Fortuny’s fondness for the architecture and winding alleyways of the Albaicín, one of Granada’s landmark districts. The narrowness of the streets provided the painter with an excellent opportunity to study perspective, aided by the line running along the centre of many of its cobbled streets -channels that carried water from the Arab cisterns at the top of the hill.

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Inventory number
D006183
Author
Fortuny, Mariano
Title
A Street in the Albaicín. Granada
Date
1871 - 1872
Technique
Wash; Pencil; Pencil; Grey-brown ink
Support
Yellow paper
Dimension
Height: 196 mm.; Width: 124 mm.
Provenance
Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, Rome, 1874; Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, Venice, before 1949; donated by Henriette Nigrin, widow of the latter, to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1951

Bibliography +

Gutiérrez Márquez, Ana, Cecilia de Madrazo: Luz y memoria de Mariano Fortuny., Museo Nacional del Prado. Fundación María Cristina Masaveu, Madrid, 2017, pp. 134.

Gutiérrez Márquez, A, 'Mariano Fortuny. Una calle del Albaicín. Granada' En:, Fortuny (1838-1874), Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2017, pp. 259-260 n.79.

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Fortuny (1838-1874)
Madrid
21.11.2017 - 18.03.2018

Update date: 04-04-2018 | Registry created on 14-11-2017

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