Painting - Oil On Canvas
Artist: Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida (Spanish, 1863-1923)
Title: El Palleter
Medium: Oil on Canvas
Dimensions: 47 by 33cm., 18½ by 13in.
Inscriptions: signed and dated j Sorolla / 84 lower left
El Palleter ('The Straw Seller') was the popular name for Vicent Doménech, a native of the region of Valencia who was a celebrated fighter in the Peninsular War. The present work relates to Sorolla's monumental history painting of the same year, The Cry of 'El Palleter', which depicts Doménech's rallying cry for Valencians to stand up to Napoleon's armies (Valencia, Diputación: deposited in the Palau de la Generalitat). A statue dedicated to El Palleter by Emilio Caladín stands in Valencia.
Text Credit: Sotheby's
Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Additional image editing by Eric Glaser
June 7th, 2021
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