Two beautiful double-page photogravures based upon popular paintings of the time, one published in the Supplement to “The Queen” Magazine of August 27, 1887 and the other in The Illustrated London News Magazine (no date but 1875).
One is entitled “Wedding of a Spanish Prince in the 16th. Century” based upon a painting by Salvador Sanchez Barbudo (see below) and the second “On the Way to the Campo Santo” from a painting by Miss Clara Montalba (see below)
Good condition with central folds as originally published. Blank to the reverse. Page size 22 x 16 inches.
These are original antique prints and not reproductions . Great collectors items for the art historian – see more of these in Seller’s Other Items
Clara MontalbaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaClara MontalbaBirth nameClara MontalbaBorn1842
Venice, ItalyNationalityBritishFieldPainterTrainingAccademia di Belle ArtiVenice by Clara MontalbaDecorative page by Clara MontalbaClara Federica Montalba RWS (18421929) was a British artist, chiefly known for her watercolour paintings of Venice. She was the eldest of four daughters of the Swedish-born artist Anthony Rubens Montalba, all of whom achieved considerable artistic success, though Clara was arguably the most accomplished and best-known of the four. Between 1879 and 1889 she exhibited her work at the Grosvenor Gallery, London. An early feminist, in 1886 she was named by Millicent Garrett Fawcett as one of twenty successful and accomplished women who had given “warm help and support” to the movement. In 1892, in recognition of her artistic talent, she was admitted into the Royal Watercolour Society. She died in Venice in 1929.Contents [hide] 1 Early life2 Career2.1 Feminism2.2 Royal favour3 Death4 See also5 References6 External linksEarly lifeShe was born in Cheltenham in 1842, the youngest of the four daughters of the Swedish-born artist Anthony Rubens Montalba and Emeline (ne Davies).CareerShe and her three sisters all attained high repute as artists. She studied in Paris under Eugene Isabey and later in Venice, where her family moved, at the Accademia di Belle Arti, in the 1880s and 1890s. The 1871 British census shows Anthony Montalba living at 19 Arundel Gardens, Notting Hill, London, with four daughters, all artists.The Montalba sisters were regular contributors to the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition during the 1870s.She attained international recognition following exhibitions in Europe and America. She specialized in watercolors, most notably scenes from her family’s home in Venice, where she lived at the end of the 19th century. Her work was exhibited at the 1893 exposition of British Women Painters.Clara was arguably the most accomplished and best-known of the four Montalba sisters, and in 1892 she was admitted into the Royal Watercolour Society, styling herself RWS.Between 1879 and 1889 she exhibited her work at the Grosvenor Gallery, showing a series of scenes painted in Venice, which captured the unique mood and atmosphere of Venetian life.FeminismClara appears to have been an early champion of women’s rights, being named in 1886 by Millicent Garrett Fawcett as one of twenty successful and accomplished women who had given “warm help and support” to the movement.Royal favourBoth Clara and her sister Henrietta were friends with the Princess Louise, Duchess of Argyll, who was herself an accomplished artist. They spent time with the Princess in Canada, painting landscapes. Princess Louise married the Marquess of Lorne in 1878, who was soon chosen to be Canada’s newGovernor General. Louise thus became his Viceregal Consort and the couple arrived to be sworn in at Halifax on 25 November. They left Canada on 27 October 1883.DeathClara Montalba died in Venice in 1929.Salvador Snchez BarbudoFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaSalvador Snchez BarbudoSalvador Snchez Barbudo (March 14, 1857 November 28, 1917) was a Spanish painter, active mainly in Rome, Italy.Game of GunpowderReception for a CardinalHe was born in Jerez de la Frontera, Province of Cdiz,Spain. He had his first training in his native Spain inSeville and Madrid. He then moved to Rome under the sponsorship of D. Jos Juan Fernndez de Villavicencio, Marqus del Castrillo. There he met and worked under the painter Jos Villegas y Cordero, and joined a community of Spanish painters including Vincente Poveda. He painted mainly historical or period paintings, including a scene from the last act of Hamlet. This painting won a prize at the Exposition of Fine Arts of Madrid in 1886. He also painted Modern Life, To the Caf, Il Suonatore di ghironda, Sala d’ armi; La Puerpera;The Venetian Senator; Over the Lagoon; Venetian Costume of the 15th century(watercolor). He died in Rome on November 28, 1917.
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