• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 616

    Ignacio de Zuloaga y Zabaleta (Spanish, 1870-1945)

    A portrait of Agustina, mother of the bullfighter Rafaelito

    Price Realised  

    Ignacio de Zuloaga y Zabaleta (Spanish, 1870-1945)
    A portrait of Agustina, mother of the bullfighter Rafaelito
    signed and inscribed 'a Bartolome March/su amigo/Zuloaga' (lower right)
    charcoal with white chalk on paper
    25 x 21½ in. (63.5 x 54.6 cm.)


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    Ignacio de Zuluoaga was greatly inspired by gypsies and bullfighters while he was living in Madrid. Agustina, a beautiful gypsy, became a frequent model and inspiration of the artist. He was later to become godfather of her son Rafaelito, who was a reknowned bullfighter. Here the mantilla, the dark hair and her big eyes appear as typical motifs also seen in many other paintings and drawings from that period.

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