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Evening in Seville

Emilio Sánchez Perrier

(Seville, Spain, 1855 - 1907, Alhama de Granada, Spain)

c. 1870s

Oil on panel

15 3/8 in. x 30 3/4 in. (39.05 cm x 78.11 cm)

Gift of Miss Hulda B. Gehring, Miss Emma R. Gehring, and Mrs. Clara Gehring Bickford

1957.5

More Information

This work depicts the river Guadaira, which runs through the artist’s native Seville, Spain. Before attending art school in that city, Sánchez Perrier was apprenticed to a watchmaker, and his meticulous painting technique may extend from his work with small mechanisms. He was also influenced by the Barbizon painters in France, who advocated a realistic depiction of the landscape rather than the creation of idealized images. Sánchez Perrier’s nearly invisible brushwork differs from the loosely applied brushstrokes of many American artists of the time, but he shared their belief in the rural landscape as a site for enlightenment and pleasure.

Marks

signed "E. Sanchez Perrier" lower right

Keywords
Boat
Painting
River
Rural
Spanish
Trees