Lot 20Rogelio de Egusquiza
A Spanish Beauty
Signed REgusquiza with conjoined first initials (ur)
Oil on panel
7 3/4 x 6 inches
Born into a wealthy family in Santander, Spain, Egusquiza moved to Paris after his mother died when he was nine. He studied at the École des Beaux-Arts as well as with Francisco Mendoza and Léon Bonnat. This painting may date from about 1874, when Egusquiza moved to Rome, working there in the studio of fellow Spaniard, Mariano Fortuny y Marsal. Egusquiza's light touch and rapid brushwork evoke Fortuny's style as does the subject of this figure in an especially colorful dress with matching shoes. Eguszuiza clearly enjoyed rendering the textures of the varied objects within the scene, made evident by a softly glowing light.
C The Spanierman Gallery, LLC Collection of American Art
Sold for $3,438
The panel is cradled. Scattered craquleure. Frame rubbing. There is uneven varnish. There is some inpainted craquleure in the lower register. Selectively cleaned. There is no further visible restoration under UV light.
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