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Ella J. Seligmann
Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquín
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Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquín

Valencia (Spain), 1863 - Cercedilla, Madrid (Spain), 1923

Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquín See author's file

Ella J. Seligmann

1913. Oil on canvas. Not on display

During his trip to Paris in the autumn of 1913 Sorolla painted the wife of Jacques Seligmann, a leading art dealer of German origin, emphasising her beauty and elegance through the use of a restrained background painted with very loose brushstrokes. Impasto is reserved for the brightest areas such as the flesh tones and the sumptuous white shawl.


Technical data

Inventory number
Sorolla y Bastida, Joaquín
Ella J. Seligmann
Height: 151 cm.; Width: 108 cm.
María Elena de Arizmendi, 1971; Sotheby’s Madrid, 1987; Collection of Hans Rudolf Gerstenmaier, 1987-2019; Bequest of Hans Rudolf Gerstenmaier, 2019

Bibliography +

Pantorba, Bernardino de, La Vida y la Obra de Joaquin Sorolla. estudio biográfico y crítico, Mayfe,, Madrid, 1970, pp. 209 N.2570.

Sotheby's España, Madrid, 30 de junio 1987, lote 11, 1987.

Sotheby's España, Madrid, 6 de abril 1987, lote 45., 1987.

Martínez Plaza, Pedro J., Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida. Ella J. Seligmann, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2019, pp. n.5 p.36-39.

Martínez Plaza, P.J, ' Joaquin de Sorolla y Bastida. Ella J. Seligmann' En: Museo Nacional del Prado. Memoria de actividades 2019, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte,, 2020, pp. 84-86.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2993.

Inscriptions +

J Sorolla y Bastida 1913
Signed and dated. Front, upper left corner


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Update date: 18-02-2021 | Registry created on 06-09-2019

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