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    JUAN PABLO SALINAS Y TERUEL (Spanish 1871-1946)
    Tea with his Excellency
    Oil on mahogany panel
    10 x 16 inches (25.4 x 40.6 cm)
    Signed lower left: Pablo Salinas / Roma

    Della Rocca, Turin, June 22, 1998, lot 236;
    Christie's, London, June 15, 2005, lot 149;
    Galleria Fogliato (Opera Autentica), wood-burned stamp verso, inv. no. 912

    Salinas, who was born in Madrid and died in Rome, enjoyed a successful career painting a wide variety of subjects including portraits, religious themes, allegories, nudes, genre scenes, and sumptuous interiors featuring figures in lavish costumes and accoutrements. He trained at the Escuela Especial de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado in Madrid, and subsequently at the Accademia Chigi in Rome. He was in Rome in 1886 before moving to Paris.

    Although he painted a number of orientalist compositions, it was Salinas' paintings of this variety, featuring courtly or ecclesiastical subjects in sumptuous settings, which made his reputation. As the present work demonstrates, Salinas' meticulous technique was perfectly matched with his obvious relish in recording luxurious textures, glints of gilding, lace, and satins and silks. An ambitious landscape by Salinas, View of the Roman Campagna, is in the permanent collection of the Prado Museum, Madrid.

    Condition Report*: Excellent condition
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    December, 2007
    6th-7th Thursday-Friday
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