Francisco Miralles y Galup or Gallup (Spanish, 1848-1901) oil on panel painting depicting three women seated on a rocky beach; one is holding a young boy in her lap. A bowl of oysters or clams sits in the foreground, while boats sail past and the sun sets in the background. Signed lower right; brass name plaque affixed center of frame. Label en verso for J.B. Pares Gallery, Barcelona Spain along with small paper tag "No. 26". Antique carved giltwood frame with cartouche and foliate scroll moldings, old paper label en verso of frame for Robert Macindoe, Framer, Gilder and Picture Frame Maker, Glasgow. Sight – 20 1/4" H x 25 3/4" W. Framed – 31" H x 36" W. Provenance: Private Nashville collection, ex-Mark Murray Fine Paintings, New York. Biography: Francisco Miralles Y Gallup was known for his depictions of young bourgeoisie women in various settings. He received training from Ramon Marti y Alsina in Barcelona and at the Beaux Arts in Madrid. He later moved to Paris, where his work met with commercial and critical success. He won silver medals at Dieppe in 1875 and at Angouleme in 1877, and a gold medal at Montpellier in 1885. He exhibited at the 1866 Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Barcelona, the Salon and the Salon des Artistes Francais in Paris from 1875-1896 and the Sala Pares, Barcelona (at the J.P. Pares Gallery) in 1877. Note: The Sala Pares, founded in 1840 by Joan Baptista Pares, is a historic Barcelona art gallery and exhibition hall. CONDITION: Very good condition with 1/2" x 1/2" area of inpainting top left corner; 2"L scratch lower left side with inpainting; 1/4" area at top edge on right. Possible inpainting to rocks on left side and beside woman's foot. See blacklight photo.
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