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Acrobats at Tetouan, Morocco

Photo credit: Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

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This unfinished painting depicts acrobats at Tetouan, a city in northern Morocco. This richly colourful, bright and exotic painting was probably painted around 1860 when Spanish artist Fortuny y Carbó was sent to record the war with Morocco. It is therefore a rare early example of Fortuny's work which draws on earlier Spanish art – especially the paintings and etchings of Goya – and on contemporary foreign works, notably the paintings of the Italian Macchiaioli and those of the French artist Ernest Meissonier.

Warrington Museum & Art Gallery

Warrington


Date

c.1860 (?)

Medium

oil on canvas

Measurements

H 49 x W 106 cm

Accession number

WAGMG : 1877.99

Acquisition method

gift, 1877

Work type

Painting


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