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Execution of Torrijos and his Companions on the Beach at Málaga
Gisbert Pérez, Antonio
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Gisbert Pérez, Antonio

Alcoy (Spain), 1834 - París (France), 1902

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Execution of Torrijos and his Companions on the Beach at Málaga

1886 - 1887. Charcoal, White chalk, Pencil on paper. Not on display

Given the painting’s complexity and the number of figures, Gisbert studied its composition in this preliminary drawing. Its dimensions, which are larger than normal for a work of this type, allowed him to extensively work out the arrangement of the figures. If compared with the final painting, it can be seen that Gisbert eliminated the more theatrical figures (including the three on the right), modified the poses of the corpses and changed the features of the principal condemned men in order to emphasise their heroic dignity.

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Gisbert Pérez, Antonio
Execution of Torrijos and his Companions on the Beach at Málaga
1886 - 1887
Charcoal; White chalk; Pencil
Height: 820 mm.; Width: 1330 mm.
Acquired by the State, for the Prado Museum, 1999

Bibliography +

Barón, J, Una pintura para una nación: El fusilamiento de Torrijos y sus compañeros, Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2019.

Other inventories +

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 2036.

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2540.



Exhibitions +

A Painting for a Nation. The Execution of Torrijos
26.03.2019 - 08.09.2019

Update date: 11-05-2021 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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