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Maximina Martínez de la Pedrosa, the Artist's Wife
Rosales Gallinas, Eduardo
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Rosales Gallinas, Eduardo

Madrid, 1836 - Madrid, 1873

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Maximina Martínez de la Pedrosa, the Artist's Wife

Ca. 1860. Oil on canvas, 54 x 43 cm.

A bust portrait of the artist's cousin and wife over a dark background. She is turned slightly to the right. Her hair is pulled back and she is dressed in blue with a transparent black tulle shawl on her shoulders. This painting was made when she was twenty-one years old, some time before her marriage, and in it, Rosales very freely reflects his feelings of tenderness and love toward the model. Beyond the manifest influence of Velasquez, mention should be made of the rapid and loose technique, which is combined with more modern elements closer to some aspects of Manet or Degas' work. This is especially clear in the plasticity of certain objects, such as the shawl, the flower on the neck of her dress and her belt buckle. This work was painted on a rectangular stretcher and was to bear an oval frame.

Technical data

Inventory number
P06993
Author
Rosales Gallinas, Eduardo
Title
Maximina Martínez de la Pedrosa, the Artist's Wife
Date
Ca. 1860
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
High/Height: 54 cm.; Width: 43 cm.
Provenance
Adquisición a Concepción Santoja Rosales, 1984

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas del siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. 233.

Díez, José Luis, Da Goya a Picasso. La Pittura Spagnola Dell'Ottocento, Mazzotta, Milán, 1991.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura española del siglo XIX: del neoclasicismo al modernismo : obras maestras del Museo del Prado y colecciones españolas, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Cooperación Cultural, Madrid, 1992, pp. 130.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº2041.

Deja en mis ojos su mirada : homenajes en la pintura de Ramó..., Fundación Cajamurcia, 2010, pp. 141.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2041.
Eduardo Rosales / 2041. Retrato de Maximina Martinez del Pedraza / (0,57 x 0,43) / Cat. 6993 / Adquirido por el Ministerio de Cultura en 3.500.000 p. junio 1984 (22.5.1984)

Exhibitions +

Deja en mis ojos su mirada
Murcia
21.10.2010 - 09.01.2011

Pintura española del siglo XIX. Del neoclasicismo al modernismo
Bilbao
03.04.1992 - 17.05.1992

Pintura española del Siglo XIX: de Goya a Picasso
Milán
18.10.1991 - 08.01.1992

Update date: 03-12-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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