blog.php-1463 MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ DE GUZMÁN, Pilgrimage

blog.php-1464 MANUEL GARCÍA Y GARCÍA HISPALETO, Pilgrimage in a cart

In the second part of the 19th century Romanticism reigned supreme under the rule of Queen Isabella I.

During this time, Seville and the Andalusian regions saw one of their most prosperous artistic periods in their history. Many Spanish artists travelled abroad to acquire new knowledge, whilst other European painters were attracted to the exoticism of Spain, especially Andalusia.

blog.php-1465 Follower of MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ DE GUZMÁN, Maja with Seville in the background

Artists became travellers and travellers became artists. Romantic travellers like Washington Irving and Richard Ford spent their time in Seville and Granada, building up their enormous oeuvres depicting the Spanish people and landscapes.

blog.php-1467 ANDRÉS CORTÉS AND AGUILAR, View of Seville from the pier of the Delicias and Prado de San Sebastián

These costumbrista works would contribute to the phenomenal success of Andalusian art on the international market, with Seville the epicentre of this success.

blog.php-1469 RICHARD ANSDELL, Bandit

The city, on the banks of the Guadalquivir, became a magnet for artists from all over Europe, curious travellers drawn to the Andalusian scenes of bullfighters, flamenco bailaoras, bandoleros and landscapes of Andalusia.

blog.php-1471 ROBERT KEMM, A stop along the way

blog.php-1472 MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ DE GUZMÁN. Picador pulling a stick

Names like Andrés Cortés and Aguilar, Manuel and Antonio Cabral Aguado Bejarano, Manuel Barrón and Carrillo, Manuel Rodríguez de Guzmán and the Domínguez Bécquer family were all an important parts of the costumbrista artistic scene and will be featured in Isbilya's sale on 25th April, 2017.

Check out the full catalogue here.