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The Grandfather’s Lesson
Gestelner, Sandor
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Gestelner, Sandor

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The Grandfather’s Lesson

1893. Oil on canvas. Room B

Dressed for the Sabbath, a grandfather and his granddaughter appear in a comfortable interior in front of a map of the Mediterranean basin that coincides with the spread of the Sephardic diaspora. Seated on a hip-joint chair, the old man is instructing the little girl, who listens to him on the floor. The image, the work of an unidentified painter, synthesises the patriarchal role of men in the most traditional nineteenth century families as transmitters and repositories of identity.

G.Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2020, p.141 nº 7

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Gestelner, Sandor
The Grandfather’s Lesson
Height: 81.5 cm.; Width: 92.5 cm.
Museo de Arte Moderno, 1971

Bibliography +

Orihuela, Mercedes, El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Vitoria. Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 10, 1989, pp. 105.

Enciclopedia del Museo del Prado, IV, Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2006, pp. 1152.

Díez, J.L (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 220.

G.Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 141 nº 7.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo Arte Moderno, 1954. Núm. 200.

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Gestelner Sandor, 1893

MUSEO DE ARTE MODERNO / Inventario 1954 / Nº 200 / Autor GESTELNER SALVADOR / Título LA LEÇON DU GRAND PÈRE / Dimensiones 0,815 x 0,93 / Referencia / Adscrito a Museo de Vitoria

Scrap of paper. Stretcher


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Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

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Update date: 04-12-2020 | Registry created on 28-09-2018

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