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Benjamín Palencia (1894-1980)
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Benjamín Palencia (1894-1980)


Benjamín Palencia (1894-1980)
signed 'B.Palencia 51' (lower left)
oil on canvas
35 x 45 1/2 in. (89 x 115.5 cm. )
Painted in 1951
Biosca Galeria de Arte, Madrid (no. 15.699).
Acquired by the present owner in the 1980s.
L. F. Vivanco, Primera Bienal Hispano Americana de Arte, Madrid, 1952 (illustrated)
R. Faraldo, B. Palencia, Madrid, 1972 (illustrated)
Madrid, I Bienal Hispano Americana de Arte, 1951 (no. 248)
(probably) Venice, XXVIII Biennale di Venezia, 1956.
Special notice
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Further details
This painting depicts the picturesque scene of the village Serranillos which is located in the area of Ávila, Spain. Benjamín Palencia moved to a small village within this area in the late 1940s.

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Mr Ramón Palencia has confirmed the authenticity of this work.

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