Unfurling the Sail, Valencia

Identifier
2016.65.31
Date Created
1912
Work Medium
Dimensions
16 in x 12 in
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Historical Context
Alten spent much of his time in Spain painting Mediterranean coastal scenes. He made Cabanal his base while staying in Spain and from there travelled to Italy, Austria, and Germany. The works completed while in Spain reflect a much brighter and more sunlit palette than those done in Northern Europe.
Description
Two oxen pulling a boat onto a shoreline with people at the boat holding the sail.
Credit
Gift of George H. and Barbara Gordon

Painting Origin

Spain