Inventory number
P04466
Author
Madrazo y Kuntz, Federico de
Title
Segismundo Moret y Quintana
Chronology
1855
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
118 cm x 90 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Donación de Mª. Teresa Moret y Remisa al Museo de Arte Moderno, 1924.

A three-quarter-length portrait of the nineteenth-century Spanish politician, writer and landowner, Segismundo Moret y Quintana (1834-1913).

This austere canvas, with great purity of lines, soft lighting and unquestionably straightforward form and color, has been considered one of Federico de Madrazo's most beautiful portraits. The great quality of the tonal variations of brown, ochre and black recalls the art of Diego Velasquez, whose presence was permanent in Madrazo's training.

This work is paired with the portrait of the model's wife, Concepción Remisa de Moret (P473), which is also in the Prado Museum collection.

This canvas was dontated to the Museum of Modern Art on 12 June 1924 by Segismundo Moret's daughter, Teresa.

 
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