Inventory number
P03089
Author
Madrazo y Kuntz, Federico de
Title
Isabel Álvarez Montes, II Duchess of Castro Enríquez and II Marquise of Valderas
Chronology
1868
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
202 cm x 126 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Portrait
On display
Yes
Provenance
Legacy of Maria Paz García de la Lama y Álvarez, 1964

A prototypical example of the rhetorical bourgeois portrait that Spain's high society demanded of this painter, thanks to his virtuosity at capturing not only the model's likeness, but also the quality of the textiles and adornments with which the grand ladies of that period sought to immortalizes themselves.

The soft lighting especially brings out the whiteness of the dress and the qualities of the duchess's face and hands, displaying the technical mastery characteristic of this artist.

This work was willed to the Prado Museum by the duchess's aunt, María Paz García de la Lama y Álvarez, in 1964.

 
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