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Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

(Spanish, 1863 - 1923)

Pescador de quisquillas, Valencia

1908


Lot 59 - Christie's, London (June 12, 2012)

19th Century European Art Including Orientalist Art (Sale 5328)

$ 748,584 USD
€ 599,730 EUR
£ 481,250 GBP
Original Currency of Sale: £ 481,250 GBP Premium
Estimate: £ 400,000 - 600,000 GBP

Materials:
oil on canvas

Measurements:
22.44 in. (57.00 cm.) (height) by 30.91 in. (78.50 cm.) (width)

Markings:
signed 'J. Sorolla' (lower right)

Exhibited:
London, Grafton Galleries, Exhibition of paintings by Señor Sorolla y Bastida, 4 May-4 July 1908, no. 243. New York, The Hispanic Society of America, Paintings by Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, 8 February - 8 March 1909, no. 70 (this exhibition subsequently travelled to Buffalo, Fine Arts Academy, and to Boston, Copley Society, until 11 May 1909). Santiago de Chile, Exposición Internacional de Bellas Artes, 1910 (illustrated on front cover of the exhibition catalogue). Buenos Aires, Institución cultural Española de Buenos Aires, Sorolla: Su obra en el arte español y sus obras en la Argentina, 16 November - 5 December 1942. Valencia, Galeria Arts, Pintores del País Valenciano, 14 December 1973 - 18 January 1974, no. 41.

Literature:
B. de Pantorba, La Vida y la obra de Joaquín Sorolla. Estudio biográfico y Crítico, Madrid, 1970, p. 193, no. 1678.

Provenance:
Gift from the artist to Justo Bou, Buenos Aires. Acquired from the above by Roque Freyre, Buenos Aires. Anonymous sale; Durán, Madrid, 15 December 1972, lot 50 (3.500.000 pesetas). Acquired by the present owner in February 2003.



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