EUGENE LUCAS Y VILLAMIL (Spanish 1858-1918)
    The Audience Before The King Ferdinand Of Spain And His Queen (ruled 1814-1833)
    Oil on canvas
    21 x 43-1/4 inches (53.3 x 109.9 cm)
    Signed at lower left: E Lucas Villamil

    Private collection (New Orleans, Louisiana)

    Eugene Lucas y Villamil the son of the famous Spanish painter Eugenio Lucas y Padilla (1824-1870), like his father, painted in the style of Francesco Goya (1746-1828). This colorful painting depicts a command concert at the Spanish court for King Ferdinand VII (1784-1833). Ferdinand was placed on the throne by a military coup in March of 1808, but he was promptly deposed by Napoleon in 1814 and returned to Spain and assumed his throne. He and his queen sit on thrones upon a velvet covered dais with the arms of Spain above their heads. To the right on the dais hangings is the lion of Aragon and on the left the tower of Castille. This location is the throne room of the Royal Palace in Madrid, traditionally decorated in red.

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    Normal signs of wear as appropriate with age, relined and cleaned; horizontal line of strengthening across the canvas 8 inches from the the bottom edge, minor scattered strengthening, and strong colors.

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