Inventory number
P07163
Author
Rico y Ortega, Martín (Spanish)
Title
View of Paris
Chronology
1883
Technique
Óleo
Support
Lienzo
Dimensions
79 cm x 160 cm
School
Española
Theme
Paisaje
On display
No
Provenance
Legacy of the Marquis of Manzanedo, 1987

The mirador of a garden offers a broad view of Paris, including some of its most recognizable monuments, such as the Invalides, the Pantheon or the steeples of Notre Dame Cathedral, in the background.

Made during the year this artist spend in Paris, the work has the technical characteristics that made his cityscapes especially popular with contemporary collectors. The short, rapid brushstrokes give the impression of freshness and reality, with a focus on precise details like the vase on the balustrade and the variety of identifiable plants.

Nevertheless, as was customary among veduta painters, he creatively altars the exact position of some of the buildings and invents unreal perspectives that facilitate their identification.

 
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