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Life Study
Larmig, Luis
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Larmig, Luis

Madrid, 1887 - Madrid, 1897

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Life Study

1887. Oil on canvas.
On display elsewhere

The painter Concepción de Figuera took the male pseudonym of Luis Lármig, which had been invented by her uncle, the poet and politician Luis Martínez Güertero. Under this name, she entered the National Exhibition of 1887, where she presented this canvas. The critics judged it a promising start to the career of a young artist who showed a good command of line and colour based on evident study of the old masters. The jury awarded the picture a prize without knowing the artist was a woman.

G. Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2020, p.239 nº 51

Technical data

Inventory number
Larmig, Luis
Life Study
Height: 250 cm; Width: 140 cm
Acquired by the State for the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1898; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1898-1971

Bibliography +

Pantorba, B. de, Historia y crítica de las Exposiciones Nacionales de Bellas Artes, Jesús Ramón García Rama, Madrid, 1980.

El ''Prado disperso''. Nuevos depósitos. Madrid, Teatro Real, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XVII,35, 1999, pp. 169.

Alcolea Albero, Fernando, Concepción Figuera y Martínez o Luis Larmig? (Madrid, c. 1860 - Madrid 14 de julio de 1926),ón-Figuera-y-Martínez-o-Luis-Larmig/index.php, 2013, diciembre.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 313.

G. Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 239 nº 51.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1900. Núm. 387.
SECCIÓN DE PINTURA EN SUS DIVERSAS CLASES, DIBUJOS Y GRABADOS EN LÁMINAS. / Larmig (D. Luis) [...] 387.- Estudio del natural. / Alto 2'50 metros. Ancho 1'50 metros.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 488.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 2L y 3L.

Inscriptions +

Lármig / Madrid 1887
Signed and dated. Front, lower left corner

M.A.M. 2 (L)
Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower left corner

Location +

Madrid - Teatro Real (Deposit)

Displayed objects +

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Update date: 28-01-2022 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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