21 November 1996
THE PROPERTY OF A LADY OF TITLE
Francisco Masriera y Manovens (1842-1902)
signed and dated 'F. Masriera./1895.' (lower right)
oil on canvas
35¾ x 18 in. (90.8 x 45.5 cm.)
Mrs. Money Coutts, London, 1961.
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possibly Barcelona, Sala Parés, 1895.
Barcelona, Museo Nacional d'Art, Els Masriera, 1996, no. 37.
With this late work the artist presents a new oeuvre of his Orientalist painting. The position of the woman, the effect of the sunlight on her clothes as well as on the back wall, and the geraniums in the foreground elevate her natural and exotic beauty.
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