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A Young Beauty at Her Vanity by Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta

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A masterfully executed Realist portrait by the renowned Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta

Key Features

  • An incredible portrait of a young woman by Spanish realist painter Raimundo de Madrazo y Garreta
  • Madrazo is famed for his highly detailed and technically superior portraits of women
  • His technique and use of color made him the most accomplished portraitist of his day
  • He studied throughout Spain and France, and joined the school of Spanish artists in Paris in 1860
  • Today, his works can be found in major museum collections throughout the world
  • Signed "R. Madrazo" (upper left); Oil on canvas
  • Canvas: 32" high x 26 1/2" wide; Frame: 38 1/8" high x 32 1/2 wide

Item Details

  • Width:
    C: 26 1/2 F:32 1/2 Inches
  • Height:
    C:32 F:38 1/8 Inches
  • Period:
    Academic
  • Origin:
    Other Europe
  • Subject:
    Figurative
  • Artist:
    Madrazo, Raimundo
Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta
1841-1920 · Spanish 

A Young Beauty at Her Vanity

Signed "R. Madrazo" (upper left)
Oil on canvas

A fashionable lady looks admiringly in her handmirror in this lovely portrait by Spanish Realist artist Raimundo Madrazo y Garreta, entitled A Young Beauty at Her Vanity. Madrazo's eye for detail and elegance made him a favorite amongst the bourgeois, and his mastery of technique and color earned him the reputation of being the most accomplished portraitist of his generation. 

The son of the famous portrait painter Federico Madrazo, Raimundo was exposed to painting at an early age and immediately displayed an aptitude for it. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, where he studied with Carlos Luis de Ribera and Carlos de Haes. His training brought him to Paris and the emerging school of Spanish painters in 1860. There, he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts with the artist Léon Cogniet and participated in the Universal Exhibition of that year. Madrazo would spend most of his life in Paris, earning his first medal and appointment to the Legion of Honor for his participation in the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1889.

Canvas: 32" high x 26 1/2" wide
Frame: 38 1/8" high x 32 1/2" wide

Select Artist's Museums:
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Museum of the Hispanic Society of America, New York City
The Walters Art Museum, Maryland
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Texas
Musée d'Orsay, Paris
National Gallery, London
Prado Museum, Spain
Bilbao Fine Arts Museum, Spain
Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia, Spain
Painting by William Bouguereau

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