With watermark “J. Whatman”, visible in the upper right margin.
Signed in brush: “M. Fortuny” in the lower left part.
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid
21 November 2017 – 18 March 2018
The Museo Nacional del Prado presents an exhibition on Mariano Fortuny y Marsal (1838-1874). This is the first retrospective on this leading Spanish artist to be presented at the Prado, offering a reassessment of the artist’s finest works. Mariano Fortuny was the Spanish artist who achieved most international renown in the last third of the 19th century. Fortuny was a true innovator in all the fields of art in which he worked. In oil painting his precise, colourful and virtuoso technique gave rise to a new interpretation of the natural world, particularly the effects of light. Notably influential in this respect was his mastery of watercolour, which made him the preeminent practitioner of that artistic discipline in his day.