Lot Content

Global notice COVID-19 Important notice
Julio Romero de Torres (Spanish, 1874-1930)
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ARGENTINEAN COLLECTION
Julio Romero de Torres (Spanish, 1874-1930)

The slave

Details
Julio Romero de Torres (Spanish, 1874-1930)
The slave
signed ‘JULIO ROMERO/DE TORRES (lower right); and further signed and inscribed ‘JULIO ROMERO/DE TORRES/PINTADO AL ÓLEO Y AL TEMPLE.’ (on the reverse)
oil and tempera on canvas
33 x 24 ½ in. (83.8 x 62.2 cm.)
Painted circa 1925-1929.
Provenance
Acquired directly from the artist by Arturo Uriarte y Piñiero, Buenos Aires, 1930.
Bequeathed by the above to the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, 1941.
Returned to the descendants of the Uriarte y Piñiero family, 1991.
Thence by descent to the present owner.
Literature
P. Massa, Julio Romero de Torres, Buenos Aires, 1947.
M. Valverde Candel and A.M. Piriz Salgado, Catálogo del Museo Julio Romero Torres, Córdoba, 1989, p. 48 (illustrated).
Exhibited
Seville, Pabellón de Córdoba - Exposición Iberoamericana, 1930.
Buneos Aires, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, 1941-1991.

Brought to you by

Alastair Plumb
Alastair Plumb Head of Sale

Check the condition report or get in touch for additional information about this

Condition Report

If you wish to view the condition report of this lot, please sign in to your account.

Sign in
View condition report

Lot Essay

Painted circa 1925-29, the sitter for the present work was the actress Elena Pardo. A regular performer at the Romea theater in Madrid, Elena was Romero de Torre’s preferred model during the 1920s. Elena’s figure embodied to perfection the archetype that Coco Chanel promoted internationally – a modern woman with a greased bob hairstyle ‘comme les garcons’.
The present work was one of twenty-seven works selected by the artists for his retrospective exhibition celebrated in the Cordoba Pavilion at the Iberoamaricana fair in Seville in 1930.
;

Related Articles

View all
Virtual tour | The Collector:  auction at Christies
20th and 21st Century Evening  auction at Christies
Why is Burgundy wine so popula auction at Christies

More from British & European Art: European Art

View All
View All