Sorolla vendido em Londres (na Sotheby's)
JOAQUÍN SOROLLA (1863 - 1923), BARCAS EN LA PLAYA, 1909 (BOATS ON THE SHORE), 56 x 94 cm. 800,000—1,200,000 GBP Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 1,665,250 GBP (circa 1,8 milhões de euros)
24 Nov. 09 - http://www.sothebys.com
CATALOGUE NOTE: (...) "Returning to the city year after year, Valencia came to represent for Sorolla a new Spanish dawn following the loss of the country's colonies at the end of the 19th century. In contrast to the Generación '98 and the painters associated with it who pondered Spanish history and Spain's dark folkloric traditions, Sorolla sought a fresh, bright and specifically Mediterranean future that would restore national optimism.
Whilst in America Sorolla trumpeted Spain's modern credentials: 'We have the modern Spain now, with its railroads, wireless telegraph... Spain having lost her colonies must develop her own great resources and compete in the markets of the world.' Continuing his theme he wrote: 'One of my cherished hopes is that in the longed for resurgence of my country, Valencia will take the lead in the industrial and artistic movement as befits its brilliant tradition and its inborn artistic temperament' (quoted by Carmen Gracia, 'Sorollism, a Unique Adventure', in The Painter, Joaquín Sorolla, exh. cat, London, 1989, pp. 43 & 44)." (...)
e uma paisagem de Darío de Regoyos, de quem gosto muito
DARÍO DE REGOYOS (1857 - 1913), RENTERÍA Y LAS PEÑAS DE AYA, s.d. circa 1890 (RENTERÍA AND THE MOUNTAINS OF AYA), 40x49.5cm, 40,000—60,000 GBP Lot Sold. Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 49,250 GBP
E mais um pequeno Malhoa rústico
JOSÉ VITAL BRANCO MALHOA (1855-1933), O BARBEIRO DA ALDEIA, 1902 (A CLOSE SHAVE), 33 x 41cm.
90,000—120,000 GBP - Hammer Price with Buyer's Premium: 109,250 GBP