Inventory number
P07163
Author
Rico y Ortega, Martín
Title
View of Paris from Trocadéro
Chronology
1883
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
79 cm x 160 cm
School
Spanish
Theme
Landscape
On display
No
Provenance
Legado en 1923 por la II marquesa de Manzanedo, ingresó en el Museo en 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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