- Inventory number
- Rico y Ortega, Martín (Spanish)
- View of Paris
- 79 cm x 160 cm
- On display
- 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.