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SOROLLA Joaquim "Warrior face"


Warrior face

Oil on canvas


Catalog of Bernardino de Pantorba under N° 181.

Sizes: 15,82 x 12,16" (40.2 X 30,9cm)


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Blanca Pons SOROLLA granddaughter and heiress of the artist, member of the Patronage of the Museo Sorolla in Madrid, who wrote books recognized the work of his grandfather in 1994 has confirmed the authenticity of the work contained in the catalog Bernardino Pantorba under No. 181.

Similarly, in June 1982, the studio that has restored the work of the "Burial of Christ" confirms the authenticity of this warrior's face.


Painter born in Valencia, Spain, February 27, 1863 and died August 10, 1923.

SOROLLA was formed in Valencia in his hometown and then in Paris. He then moved to Madrid where he studied the works of the Prado Museum.

He was soon a great success and won a gold medal for his work in Madrid "Another Margaret. He was also a medal of honor at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. It was a great glory for his landscapes and portraits as well as for his beach scenes. The millionaire Paul Getty bought 10 of his works.

He painted including King Alfonso XIII of Spain and Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain.

One can admire the paintings in the museum in Madrid Sorolla home where the artist lived and the National Gallery in Berlin, Madrid, Venice, Buenos Aires, and more ... ..

In 1909 he made an exhibition of 356 works at the Hispanic Society of the United States who was an outstanding triumph. He then gave the Albright Art Gallery, Buffalo and the Copley Society of Boston.

The work presented here represents a warrior's head done in oil on canvas whose size is 40.2 x 30.9 cm. and dated the year 1885.

The painting is signed and dedicated "to my dear friend P. Gil _ your Sorolla"

This painting was probably painted in Rome may be part of the great national exhibition of the "Burial of Christ" in 1887 in what was Spain which would have served as a character study of a Roman soldier.

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