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The landscape painter Martín Rico (1833-1908)

30.10.2012 - 10.02.2013

The landscape painter Martín Rico (1833-1908) present all the different phases within the career of this Madrid-born artist, from his early landscapes of the Sierra of Madrid to his compositions painted in Venice and Paris.

Curator:
Javier Barón Thaidigsmann, Head of Department Nineteenth-century Painting

Access

Room C. Jerónimos Building

Opening time

Monday to Saturday from 10am to 8pm. Sunday and holidays from 10am to 7pm

Organized by:
Meadows Museum
Museo Nacional del Prado
In collaboration with:
Comunidad de Madrid

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Exhibition

Rico's Beginnings as Landscape Painter (1854-1861)

Rico's Beginnings as Landscape Painter (1854-1861)
A Guadarrama Landscape
Oil on canvas, 69 x 100 cm
1858
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

This section explores the painters’ early artistic activities dedicated to the production of watercolours –as shown by the Escorial, Segovia and Avila Album from the holdings of the Museo Nacional del Prado– and oil paintings –represented by views of Covadonga, the Guadarrama Mountains surrounding Madrid as well as of Azañón (Alcarria region). These works mark the beginnings of the artist’s transition from Romanticism towards Realism.

Realism. Sojourns in Switzerland and France (1862-1870)

Realism. Sojourns in Switzerland and France (1862-1870)
Washerwomen of La Varenne, France
Oil on canvas, 85 x 160 cm
ca. 1864 - 1865
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

The works Rico produced during his stay in Switzerland where he formed part of the circle of Alexander Calame, and subsequently during his sojourns along the riversides of the Seine, Oise and Marne, reveal his fully developed realistic style. Especially his landscapes painted in France reveal a close affiliation to the work of Charles-François Daubigny.

Granada, Seville, Toledo and other Spanish locations (1870-1893)

Granada, Seville, Toledo and other Spanish locations (1870-1893)
The school
Oil on canvas, 34 x 61 cm
1871
Madrid, colección particular

During the artist’s stay in Granada, where he established a close relationship to Fortuny, his painting entered into a phase marked by a high degree of luminosity and freshness of colour. The works produced at this stage illustrate Rico’s emancipation from Realism, particularly his views of mentioned towns.

French and Italian Landscapes after 1872

French and Italian Landscapes after 1872
View of Paris from the Trocadero
Oil on canvas, 79 x 160 cm
1883
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. Legado Marquesa de Manzanedo

During his mature phase, Rico combines this luminosity with elements of the Spanish preciocismo style, which becomes apparent in his views of Madrid, Toledo, Paris, Chartres and Beaulieu.

Views of Venice (1873-1908)

Views of Venice (1873-1908)
La riva degli Schiavoni en Venecia
Oil on canvas, 42 x 72 cm
1873
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado. Legado Ramón de Errazu

From 1873 onwards, the artist’s discovery of Venice contributed to bring to perfection his definite artistic style, in which he achieves a perfect balance between the softness of his painterly execution, the fine rendering of light and the chromatic qualities. Due to the activity of international art merchants such as Goupil and Knoedler, his works entered some of the best Northern American collections. Rico’s most outstanding works are to represent this best known phase of his artistic career.

Artworks

1

Martín Rico Painting

Ricardo de Madrazo
Watercolor on paper, 26 x 18 cm
ca. 1868
Michel Rico Collection

2

Martín Rico and Ricardo de Madrazo, Working

Mariano Fortuny
Ink and wash on paper, 133 x 212 mm
ca. 1869 - 1871
Barcelona, MNAC, Museu nacional d’Art de Catalunya

3

Martín Rico Playing Chess

Mariano Fortuny
Pencil on paper, 150 x 150 mm
ca. 1874
Paris, Claude Rico Robert Collection

4

The Painter Martín Rico

Joaquín Sorolla
Oil on canvas, 98.5 x 63 cm
ca. 1901
Paris, Michel Rico Collection

5

Two Pines in the Guadarrama (El Espinar)

Watercolor on paper, 228 x 328 mm
ca. 1853 - 1858
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

6

Group of Pines in the Guadarrama

Watercolor on paper, 228 x 328 mm
ca. 1853 - 1858
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

7

Eastern View of the Aqueduct of Segovia

Watercolor on paper, 228 x 328 mm
ca. 1853 - 1858
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

8

A Street in Segovia

Watercolor on paper, 228 x 328 mm
1858?
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

9

The Castillian Plateau

Watercolor on paper, 228 x 328 mm
ca. 1853 - 1858
Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado

10

Sierra Nevada Sketchbook. View of the Sierra Nevada

Pencil on paper, 31.6 x 11 cm
1857
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

11

View of Covadonga

Oil on canvas, 81 x 65 cm
1856
Oviedo, Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias

14

Landscape at the Casa de Campo, sketch

Oil on canvas, 28 x 37 cm
1861
Madrid, Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando

15

Landscape at the Casa de Campo

Oil on canvas, 70 x 100 cm
1861
Madrid, Museum of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando

17

Landscape

Oil on canvas, 55.8 x 39.6 cm
ca. 1862 - 1864
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

18

The Guadarrama Mountains

Oil on canvas, 65.4 x 92.1 cm
1858
Newark (New Jersey, United States), Collection of the Newark Museum. Bequest of J. Ackermann Coles, 1926

19

Landscape with Cascade

Oil on canvas, 38.2 x 73 cm
1865
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

20

The Seine at Poissy

Oil on canvas, 38.7 x 64.8 cm
1869
New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Bequest of Maria DeWitt Jesup, from the collection of her husband, Morris K. Jesup, 1914

21

A Canal near Poissy

Oil on canvas, 34 x 56.5 cm
1869
Philadelphia, Drexel University, The Drexel Museum

23

Petit Bras, Seine

Oil on canvas, 39 x 67 cm

1869

San Sebastian, Museo de San Telmo. Donostia kultura. Bequest of Luis Errazu y Rubio de Tejada

24

Bougival. Landscape Across from the Hotel

Oil on canvas, 41 x 81 cm
1870
Madrid, private collection

25

Tree Studies

Pencil on paper, 32.3 x 49.1 cm
1862
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

26

Tree Studies

Pencil on paper, 31.5 x 47.8 cm
1862
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

27

Landscapes

Pencil on paper, 37.6 x 59 cm
1862
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

28

Landscapes

Pencil on paper, 37 x 58 cm
1862
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

29

Swiss Landscape

Pencil on paper, 37.6 x 59 cm
1862
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

30

French Sketchbook. Study for Washerwomen of La Varenne

Pencil on paper, 6.5 x 12.3 cm
1864
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

31

he Guadarrama Mountains from around El Escorial

Oil on canvas, 39.5 x 60.6 cm
1870
New York, The Hispanic Society of America

33

Orange Trees at the Huerta del Retiro, Seville

Watercolor on paper, 30 x 47 cm
1875
Barcelona, Ramón Mascort Collection

34

35

Seville

Watercolor on paper, 30 x 47 cm
1875
Baltimore, Maryland,The Walters Art Museum

36

Arab Walls Near Seville

Oil on canvas, 41 x 75.5 cm
1875
Madrid, Private Collection

37

La Huerta del Retiro, Seville

Oil on canvas, 42 x 75 cm
1875
Baltimore, Maryland,The Walters Art Museum

38

A Spanish Garden

Oil on canvas, 61 x 38.7 cm

1871

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Bequest of Stephen Whitney Phoenix, 1881

39

The School Patio

Oil on canvas, 34 x 61 cm
1871
Madrid, Private Collection

42

The Patio of the House of Samuel Leví, Toledo

Oil on panel, 35 x 24 cm
1893
Private Collection

43

Toledo Bridge, Madrid

Oil on panel, 23 x 35 cm
1882
Madrid, Museo de Historia

44

Washerwomen, Cloyes

Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 64 cm
1872
Private Collection

45

Washerwomen in Cloyes. Loir Valley

Oil on canvas, 38.5 x 64 cm
1872
Madrid, Private Collection

47

La Porte Guillaume in Chartres (William’s Gate in Chartres)

Oil on canvas, 42 x 71 cm
1876
Madrid, Private Collection

48

La Corniche

Oil on canvas, 42.9 x 74 cm

1881

Duluth, Minnesota, Collection of the Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota. Gift of Howard Lyon

49

El Adigio, Landscape

Oil on canvas, 46 x 80 cm
1886
Private Collection

50

he Church of La Salute and the Dogana

Oil on canvas, 65.5 x 101 cm
1900
Private Collection, courtesy of Phidias Antiques, Reggio Emilia (Italy)

51

Venice

Oil on canvas, 57.2 x 102.2 cm
1873 or 1874
Philadelphia, Drexel University. The Drexel Collection

52

A Canal in Venice

Oil on canvas, 50.2 x 67.9 cm

1879

New York, The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Collection, Bequest of Catharine Lorillard Wolfe, 1887

54

The Patio of the Dux Palace in Venice

Oil on canvas, 141 x 81 cm
1883
Santander Collection

55

The Franchetti and Barbaro Palaces on the Grand Canal

Oil on canvas, 81.3 x 130.8 cm
1894
Private collection, United States, courtesy of the MacConnal-Mason Gallery, London

56

iew of the Grand Canal, Venice

Oil on canvas, 60 x 97 cm
1883
Private collection

57

Venice. The Entry to the Grand Canal

Oil on canvas, 42.4 x 71.7 cm

1877

Philadelphia, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, gift of Caroline Gibson Taitt

58

Santa Maria della Salute

Oil on canvas, 124.5 x 83.8 cm
1902
Private Collection

59

The Lagoon

Oil on canvas, 45 x 90 cm

1885

San Sebastián, Museo de San Telmo. Donostia kultura. Bequest of Luis de Errazu y Rubio de Tejada

60

A Canal in Venice

Oil on canvas, 35.2 x 22.5 cm

1906

New York, The Brooklyn Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Carll H. de Silver in memory of her husband

61

Self-Portrait

Oil on canvas mounted on cardboard, 45 x 23 cm
1908
Paris, Michel Rico Collection

62

Sketchbook 1: Banks of the Marne, Granada. Banks of the Marne

1864 - 1867 and 1871

63

Sketchbook 2: Paris, El Escorial, Ávila. Outskirts of Paris, banks of the Seine

1867 - 1868

64

ketchbook 3: Banks of the Seine, El Escorial, Granada. The Sluice at Bougival

1870 - 1871

65

Sketchbook 4: Granada, El Escorial, Seville, Alcalá de Guadaíra, Rome. Houses in Seville

1871 - 1872

66

Sketchbook 5: Granada, Touraine, Normandy. Houses in the Touraine (Montigny?)

1871 - 1872

67

ketchbook 6: Venice, Paris. The Piazza di San Marco viewed from the Portico of the Doge’s Palace

1873 - 1874

68

Sketchbook 7: Venice. Study of Boats

1873 - 1874

69

Sketchbook 8: Seville. Sketch for the watercolor Seville (n.º27)

1875

70

Sketchbook 9: Toledo. Ravine over the Tagus River

1875

71

Sketchbook 10: Venice. The Church of the Gesuati seen from the Zattere / Figures

1877?

72

Sketchbook 11: Venice, The Alps. Study for a Tower

1877 - 1879?

73

Sketchbook 12: Paris, Venice. Views of Paris on the Seine

1878 - 1879

74

Sketchbook 13: Venice. View of the Rooftops of Venice

1879 - 1880

75

Sketchbook 14: Santiago de Compostela, La Coruña, Venice. Stagecoach mules on the trip to Santiago de Compostela / Venice

1880

76

Sketchbook 15: Beaulieu, Menton, Venice. View of the French Riviera towards Cap Martin

1881

77

Sketchbook 16: Madrid, Florence, Venice. Artichoke Fountain, Madrid

1882

78

Sketchbook 17: Fenterrabía, Venice, Naples, Capri. Beach at Fuenterrabía

1882 or 1883 and 1900

79

Sketchbook 18: Florence, Rome, Tivoli. View of Tivoli

1885

80

Sketchbook 19: Verona. Study for El Adigio, Landscape (n.º38)

1886

81

Sketchbook 20: Verona, Venice. The Gardello Tower in Verona

1886

82

Sketchbook 21: Venice. Studies of Rowers / Gondolieri

1887

83

Sketchbook 22: Venice, Lagoon. Venice from the Public Gardens at Nightfall

1891?-1901?

84

Sketchbook 23: Cologne, Nuremberg, Venice. Nuremberg, The Burg

1892?-1903?

85

ketchbook 24: Nuremberg, Venice. Venice. Palaces from a Canal

1892, 1906

86

Sketchbook 25: Toledo. Tower of Santo Tomé

1893

87

Sketchbook 26: Venice. Study of Types

1884 – 1900?

88

Sketchbook 27: Venice and countryside. A Cowshed in Belluno, in the Dolomites

1900-?

89

Sketchbook 27: Venice. Venetian Canal

1900 - 1901

90

Sketchbook 29: Venice. House with Terrace

1901?

91

Sketchbook 30: Italy. Venice

1900

92

Sketchbook 31: Venice. Bridge in front of the Giudecca in the Zattere

1901

93

Sketchbook 32: Isabel, Venice. Portrait of Sofia, the artist’s wife and her daughter Isabel

1901 – 1902

94

Sketchbook 33: Venice, Madrid. Venetian View

1903

95

Sketchbook 34: Venice. Young Women / Boats in Venice

1903 - 1904

96

Sketchbook 35: Venice. Study of Cats

ca. 1904 - 1905

97

Sketchbook 26: Venice. Study of Terraces (Altane)

ca. 1905

98

Sketchbook 37: Belluno, Dolomites. Course of the Arno or Piave River

ca. 1905 - 1906

99

Sketchbook 38: Venice, Murano. View of Murano

1900 - 1905

100

Sketchbook 39: Venice. Tower of Santa Maria Formosa and its Dome

1905 - 1906

101

Sketchbook 40: Venice. View of Staggered Rooftops with the Campanile of San Marco in the background

1906

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