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Ladies in a Garden - Jose Villegas Cordero - 1987 Felix Rose - (Genuine and Vintage) - Poster - 30 x 24

£12.50

Ladies in a Garden - Jose Villegas Cordero

NB. The Picture just shows the Picture, and leaves the Border out (Where the picture goes to the Border, the sizes will be the same)

All these sizes are approximate and in inches:
Poster including the border 30" x 24"
Just the picture with the Border removed =

These posters are unframed, and are sent rolled in a sturdy tube

However, these Posters can be framed if you wanted them to be, please contact us if you would wish them to be framed for Prices and Postage costs

Jose Villegas Cordero was a Spanish painter of historical, genre and costumbrista scenes.

Cordero's family had their doubts about an artistic career. But, in 1860, when he was still only sixteen, he sold one of his works at the "Exposicion Sevillana" for 2,000 Reales. This changed his family's mind and he was apprenticed to the painter Jose María Romero Lopez, staying with him for two years before enrolling at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Sevilla, where he studied with Eduardo Cano.

He travelled to Madrid, where found work in the studios of Federico de Madrazo. While there, he spent time at the Museo del Prado, copying the works of Velazquez to perfect his technique. Finally, inspired by the works of the Orientalist painter Maria Fortuny, he organised an excursion to Morocco.

He visited Rome with some of his friends and spent time in the workshop of Eduardo Rosales. It was there that he created his first costumbrista works, which proved to be very popular. He also began painting Orientalist scenes based on the numerous sketches he brought back from Morocco, and returned there briefly to collect more material.

In 1878, the Spanish Senate commissioned him to paint a large-scale historical work on the subject "Hernán Cortes' interview with Moctezuma". The commission was cancelled four years later, but it inspired him to embark on a series of historical paintings. Later, a Dutch publishing company approached several major European artists to produce illustrations for a Magna Biblia.


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