Concepción Remisa1856. Oil on canvas, 117.5 x 90 cm.
Concepción Remisa de Moret was the wife of Segismundo Moret y Quintana, a famous nineteenth-century Spanish writer, politician and landowner whose portrait -also by Madrazo- is in the Prado Museum collection as well (P04466). The purity of lines and delicate rendering of this work reveal the influence that the French painter, Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres (1780-1867), had on Federico de Madrazo from the very start. On 12 June 1924, Concepción Remisa´s daughter, Teresa Moret, donated this work to the Museum of Modern Art. From there, it entered the Prado Museum.