These two paintings by Spanish painter Salvador Sánchez Barbudo are characterized by the use of vigorous colors, in which the painter captures the opulence of the Rococo style in volatile brushstrokes. It shows on the one hand a gallant scene in a park, on the other hand a magnificent interior with murals and gilded stucco frames, in which a child is presenting a bouquet of flowers to his father.
Both paintings are in good condition with only minor signs of age and wear. The varnish was renewed, some small retouchings, the signature was redrawn. Occasionally faint craquelure, otherwise generally of very good impression.
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Salvador Sánchez Barbudo (1857-1917)
In 1882, the Andalusian painter Salvador Sánchez Barbudo moved to Rome, where he was trained by José Villegas (1844-1921) and soon became one of his most talented students. The Italian capital allowed him to establish himself as a renowned artist and a leading member of the local colony of Spanish artists. Together with his friend Rafael Senet, he also spent some time in Venice, where he especially focused on landscape and genre painting. In 1888 an Italian critic described him as one of the best interpreters of the picturesque Italian landscape. During his lifetime his works were already exhibited in Rome, Venice, Munich and Paris. In 1895, Barbudo won a medal at the Paris Salon. (cru)