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Foundling!
Torre y Estefanía, Rafael de la
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Torre y Estefanía, Rafael de la

Madrid, 1890 - Madrid, 1934

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Foundling!

1901. Oil on canvas. Room B

The woman seated at the back of the carriage is an open allusion to the famous parricide immortalised by Sorolla in his painting Another Marguerite!! (Saint Louis, Missouri, Kemper Art Museum). With a repressed expression that evidences a certain guilt, the young woman looks at the wet nurse in the foreground, one of those women who were subsidised by the State to nurse the children in foundling homes. At the 1901 National Exhibition, the critics appreciated the realist vocation of the work and its ties to the painting of Sorolla, although they avoided references to its narrative.

Technical data

Inventory number
P005934
Author
Torre y Estefanía, Rafael de la
Title
Foundling!
Date
1901
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 129 cm.; Width: 138 cm.
Provenance
Acquired by the State for the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1902; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1902-1971; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2016

Bibliography +

Ossorio y Bernard, M., Galería biográfica de artistas españoles del Siglo XIX, Giner, Madrid, 1975, pp. 177.

Saenz Ostiategui, Maria Esther, La Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo de la Rioja, Instituto de Estudios Riojanos, Logroño, 1988, pp. 43.

El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Huesca. Museo, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XV, 1994, pp. 76.

Portús, Javier, Ternura y Melodrama: Pintura de Escenas Familiares en Tiempos de Sorolla, Conselleria de Educacio y Cultura, Valencia, 2003.

Díez, J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general., Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 568.

G.Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 168 nº 21.

Other inventories +

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 20T.

Exhibitions +

Uninvited Guests. Episodes on Women, Ideology and the Visual Arts in Spain (1833-1931)
Madrid
06.10.2020 - 14.03.2021

Ternura y melodrama. Pinturas de escenas familiares en la época de Sorolla
Valencia
12.12.2002 - 06.04.2003

Location +

Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 16-10-2020 | Registry created on 31-05-2018

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