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Workers on Strike in Vizcaya
Cutanda y Toraya, Vicente
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Cutanda y Toraya, Vicente

Madrid, 1850 - Toledo, 1925

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Workers on Strike in Vizcaya

1892. Oil on canvas.
Room 061A

Social demands crossed over into Spanish art from the real world in the last decade of the 19th century. Cutanda was the most renowned representative of social painting, as he was awarded a first-class medal at the 1892 Fine Arts Exhibition for this canvas. In his interpretation, the unrest in the iron and steel industry is transformed into a cultured image whose size and rhetoric are those associated with historical epic, so making heroes of its protagonists. The artist thus ennobled their social conscience in a series of pictures inspired by the workers’ strikes at the blast furnaces, of which the Prado also holds another entitled Epilogue. Similar subjects attracted other artists who took a more expressive and dramatic approach, such as Juan Luna, José Uría and Manuel Villegas.

Technical data

Inventory number
P007793
Author
Cutanda y Toraya, Vicente
Title
Workers on Strike in Vizcaya
Date
1892
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 275 cm; Width: 550 cm
Provenance
Acquired by the Museo del Prado, 1893; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1896-1971

Bibliography +

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. VI. Ministerio de Marina, Boletín del Museo del Prado, II, 1981, pp. 197.

Martínez Valverde, L, La restauración de lienzos de gran formato del s. XIX entre la tradición y la ciencia, Congreso internacional de restauración de pinturas sobre lienzo de gran formato, Valencia, 2010, pp. 467-487.

Barón, J., The Spanish presence at Philadelphia's Centennial Exhibition and Chicago's world's Columbian, Collecting spanish art. Spain's golden age and America's Gilded Age., New York, NY, 2012, pp. 65-93 [88].

Díez, J.L (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 143.

Other inventories +

Actas del envío de cuadros del Prado al Museo de Arte Moderno. Núm. 1144.

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1900. Núm. 79.
SECCIÓN DE PINTURA EN SUS DIVERSAS CLASES, DIBUJOS Y GRABADOS EN LÁMINAS. / Cutanda y Toraya (D. Vicente) [...] 79.- Huelga de obreros en Vizcaya. / Alto 2'75 metros. Ancho 5'50 metros.

Inv. General del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899-1902. Núm. 299.

Catálogo Museo de Arte Moderno, 1899. Núm. 70.
SECCIÓN DE PINTURA EN SUS DIVERSAS CLASES, DIBUJOS Y GRABADOS EN LAMINAS. / CUTANDA Y TORAYA (D. Vicente) [...] 70.- Huelga de obreros en Vizcaya. / Alto 2'75 metros. Ancho 5'50 metros.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 28-C y 54-C.

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1144.
N 1144 / Autor Dn Vicente Cutanda / Un Cuadro Titulado ''Una huelga en Vizcaya'' / alto ancho / Adquirido en virtud de Real Orden fecha 16 de Dibre de 1893 // [con otra grafía=] Pasó al Museo de A. M.

Inscriptions +

V. Cutanda / Bilbao-Zaragoza / 1892
Signed and dated. Front, lower left area

MAM 28 (C)
Inscribed in purple. Front, lower right corner

T. 1144
Inscribed in blue. Front, lower right corner

Location +

Room 061A (On Display)

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Update date: 17-02-2022 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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