Artist: Francesco Miralles y Galup (Spanish, 1848-1901).
Title: "Vendedores de Flores".
Medium: Oil on panel.
Date: Composed c1890.
Dimensions: Frame size: 24 7/8 x 29 5/8 in. (632 x 752 mm). Image size: 19 1/4 x 24 1/4 in. (489 x 616 mm).
Lot Note(s): Signed lower left. Good condition; some repairs to panel cracks with associated inpainting. Comment(s): Our present example is a large, colorful, and impressive painting for Miralles y Galup. His art career began as a student of Ramon Marti y Alsina in Barcelona. After studying at the Beaux Arts in Madrid until 1866, he made Paris his permanent residence until 1897. He forged commercial relationships with Parisian dealers, including Enrique Gomez, who was responsible for exporting a large quantity of his works to the United States. Miralles y Galup participated in a large range of exhibitions, including the 1866 Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Barcelona, the Salon and the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris from 1875-1896, and the Salon Pares, Barcelona of 1877. He won a silver medal at Dieppe in 1875, another at Angouleme in 1877, and a gold medal at Montpellier in 1885. Museum Collections Include the Musee de Brest, Brest, France and the Musee d'Art Moderne, Barcelona. [27859-10-8000]