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Historical-scenes painter, Genre Painter, Landscape painter, Portrait painter, b. 1848 - d. 1921

Francisco Pradilla Ortiz (24 July 1848 – 1 November 1921) was a prolific Spanish painter famous for creating historical scenes.

He was born in Villanueva de Gállego, in Zaragoza Province and began his studies in Zaragoza. He then transferred to the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando and, later, the "Academia de Acuarelistas" (Academy of Watercolorists) in Madrid.

In 1873, he became one of the first students chosen to study at the new Spanish Academy in Rome [es]. From there he had opportunities to travel to France and Venice and studied the old masters.

In 1878 he submitted his painting Doña Joanna the Mad or (Juana la Loca) to the National Exhibition of Fine Arts (Spain) and was awarded the Medal of Honor. In 1879, the Spanish Senate then commissioned him to create La Rendición de Granada (The Surrender of Granada), which took him three years to complete.[1]

In 1881 he became the Director of the Spanish Fine Arts Academy in Rome [es], but resigned from this post after two years. He traveled, mostly in Italy, portraying local themes and people. In 1897 he returned to Madrid as the director of the Museo del Prado. He held this position only briefly and then focused again on painting.

His total output is well over 1,000 paintings showing his interest in a variety of subjects and styles, often without regard of the current fashion. He is primarily recognized for his historical paintings; the last one completed in 1910 carries one of the longer titles of a major painting, Cortejo del bautizo del Príncipe Don Juan, hijo de los Reyes Católicos, por las calles de Sevilla (Retinue of the Baptism of Don Juan, son of the Catholic Monarchs, Along the Streets of Seville).

Much more common, however, are costumbristas—often romanticized studies that show local customs or manners—and landscapes that are often sketchy, with impressionistic influences. Financial duress after the bankruptcy of his bank may have imposed a special need to be productive.

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    • Francisco Pradilla
      Jun. 14, 2024

      Francisco Pradilla

      Est: $1,400 - $1,600

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA (Spanish School, 1848-1921) "Landscape with lake and mountains" Oil on board Signed, placed "Roma", dated "79" and dedicated "To my friend Alvarez" lower right 23.5 x 14 cm FRANCISCO PRADILLA (Escuela española, 1848-1921) “Paisaje con lago y montañas” Óleo sobre tabla Firmado, situado “Roma”, fechado “79” y dedicado "A mi amigo Álvarez" abajo a la derecha 23.5 x 14 cm

      Zorrilla Subastas
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Village street". Watercolor on paper. Inscription on the back with old attribution. Provenance: collection of the painter Eduardo L.
      Jun. 11, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Village street". Watercolor on paper. Inscription on the back with old attribution. Provenance: collection of the painter Eduardo L.

      Est: €800 - €1,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Village street". Watercolor on paper. Inscription on the back with old attribution. Provenance: collection of the painter Eduardo L. Measurements: 12 x 21,5 cm; 15 x 24,5 cm (passpartout). Francisco Pradilla began his training as an apprentice of Mariano Pescador, scenographer painter, and in the School of Fine Arts of San Luis de Zaragoza. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a disciple of Federico de Madrazo, Carlos de Haes, Carlos Luis de Ribera and Ponciano Ponzano. He completed his training in these years by copying works of the great masters of the Prado Museum. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Spanish and American Enlightenment", and obtained a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years, until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878, he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and won the Medal of Honor, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travels around Spain and is interested in capturing scenes full of grace and color, always supported by an exceptional mastery of drawing, although he did not have solo exhibitions, his works were part of exhibitions and competitions in cities around the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. He was awarded, among other decorations, the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honor.of the pictorial genres he cultivated, including graphic illustration for literary publications, we must highlight the history painting, which was the one that brought him more fame. As a portrait painter, his activity was more restricted and his results were uneven when he had to deal with effigies of deceased people, but in front of living models he achieved portraits of serene expressiveness and studied and intoned workmanship. He also dedicated himself to genre painting, either of Italian popular inspiration or of matters of Madrid customs or of Galicia, his wife's place of origin and where he used to spend some seasons. Both in the history paintings and in these, Pradilla shows a clear inclination for outdoor settings, organizing the compositions in wide panoramic perspectives with a multitude of figures and motifs, interpreted with a very refined technique. However, the most outstanding aspect of his language is the sense of light and atmosphere, under which the tight drawing is softened and blended with the luminous background through small brushstrokes of a color rich in nuances and paste.Francisco Pradilla's work is present in the Prado Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and Sao Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Romantic Museum in Madrid, among others.

      Setdart Auction House
    • PRADILLA ORTIZ, FRANCISCO (1848 - 1921)
      May. 28, 2024

      PRADILLA ORTIZ, FRANCISCO (1848 - 1921)

      Est: -

      Pencil drawing on paper. Signed and located (Rome) in the lower right corner. Testamentary seal of the artist.

      Duran Arte y Subastas
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "The entrance". Oil on panel. Signed in the lower right corner.
      May. 23, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "The entrance". Oil on panel. Signed in the lower right corner.

      Est: €1,500 - €1,600

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "The entrance". Oil on panel. Signed in the lower right corner. Measurements: 18 x 12 cm; 29 x 22 cm (frame). Francisco Pradilla begins his formation as apprentice of Mariano Pescador, painter scenographer, and in the School of Fine Arts of San Luis de Zaragoza. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a disciple of Federico de Madrazo, Carlos de Haes, Carlos Luis de Ribera and Ponciano Ponzano. He completed his training in these years by copying works of the great masters of the Prado Museum. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Spanish and American Enlightenment", and obtained a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years, until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878, he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and won the Medal of Honor, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travels around Spain and is interested in capturing scenes full of grace and color, always supported by an exceptional mastery of drawing, although he did not have solo exhibitions, his works were part of exhibitions and competitions in cities around the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. He was awarded, among other decorations, the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honor.of the pictorial genres he cultivated, including graphic illustration for literary publications, we must highlight the history painting, which was the one that brought him more fame. As a portrait painter, his activity was more restricted and his results were uneven when he had to deal with effigies of deceased people, but in front of living models he achieved portraits of serene expressiveness and studied and intoned workmanship. He also dedicated himself to genre painting, either of Italian popular inspiration or of matters of Madrid customs or of Galicia, his wife's place of origin and where he used to spend some seasons. Both in the history paintings and in these, Pradilla shows a clear inclination for outdoor settings, organizing the compositions in wide panoramic perspectives with a multitude of figures and motifs, interpreted with a very refined technique. However, the most outstanding aspect of his language is the sense of light and atmosphere, under which the tight drawing is softened and blended with the luminous background through small brushstrokes of a color rich in nuances and paste.Francisco Pradilla's work is present in the Prado Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and Sao Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Romantic Museum in Madrid, among others.

      Setdart Auction House
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA - Paisaje de Anticoli
      May. 21, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA - Paisaje de Anticoli

      Est: -

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza 1848 - Madrid 1921 Paisaje de Anticoli Dibujo a lápiz sobre papel Firmado Medidas 200 x 300 mm Con sello de la testamentaría de Francisco Pradilla (1921-1922).

      Subastas Segre
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Remanso de río", c. 1890-1895. Oil on canvas adhered to cardboard.
      May. 08, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Remanso de río", c. 1890-1895. Oil on canvas adhered to cardboard.

      Est: €600 - €800

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Remanso de río", c. 1890-1895. Oil on canvas adhered to cardboard. We thank the expert Don Wilfredo Rincón García for his help in the cataloguing. It has apocryphal annotations on the back. Signed in the lower right corner. Measurements: 24 x 15 cm; 39 x 29 cm (frame). According to the words of the expert Wilfredo Rincón this work was created by the master Pradilla, during his time in Italy. In 1878, he participated in the National Exhibition in Madrid and won the Medal of Honor, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes, he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travels around Spain and is interested in capturing scenes full of grace and color, always supported by an exceptional mastery of drawing, although he did not have solo exhibitions, his works were part of exhibitions and competitions in cities around the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. He was awarded, among other decorations, the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honor.of the pictorial genres he cultivated, including graphic illustration for literary publications, we must highlight that of history painting, which was the one that brought him the most fame. As a portrait painter, his activity was more restricted and with uneven results when he had to deal with effigies of deceased people, but in front of living models he achieved portraits of serene expressiveness and studied and intoned workmanship. He also dedicated himself to genre painting, either of Italian popular inspiration or of matters of Madrid customs or of Galicia, his wife's place of origin and where he used to spend some seasons. Both in the history paintings and in these, Pradilla shows a clear inclination for outdoor settings, organizing the compositions in wide panoramic perspectives with a multitude of figures and motifs, interpreted with a very refined technique. However, the most outstanding aspect of his language is the sense of light and atmosphere, under which the tight drawing is softened and blended with the luminous background through small brushstrokes of a color rich in nuances and paste.Francisco Pradilla's work is present in the Prado Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and Sao Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Romantic Museum in Madrid, among others.

      Setdart Auction House
    • Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz
      Apr. 25, 2024

      Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz

      Est: €30,000 - €40,000

      (Villanueva del Gállego 1848–1921 Madrid) Sails in “Porto di Anzio”, signed, dated Pradilla Ortiz Anzio Roma 1896, inscribed on the reverse in the artist’s own hand “Las velas latinas en Porto d‘Anzio Italia 1896. Francisco Pradilla Ortiz”, oil on canvas, 38.5 x 77cm, framed Provenance: Collection Friedrich Alfred Krupp (1854-1902), Essen; Sale, Van Ham, Cologne, 15 May 2009, lot 400; Sale, Christies, London, 12 July 2016, lot 53 (bought-in); Private Collection, London.

      Dorotheum
    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Temptations S. Anthony
      Apr. 24, 2024

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Temptations S. Anthony

      Est: -

      Oil on panel. Don Wifredo Rincón places this work in the early years of the 1880s. We thank Don Wifredo Rincón for his kind collaboration in cataloging this work.

      Duran Arte y Subastas
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 – Madrid, 1921). "Parisian". Oil on cardboard. Signed in the lower right corner.
      Apr. 23, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 – Madrid, 1921). "Parisian". Oil on cardboard. Signed in the lower right corner.

      Est: €10,000 - €12,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Parisina". Oil on cardboard. Signed in the lower right corner. Measures: 17 x 27 cm; 36 x 46 cm (frame). Francisco Pradilla began his training as an apprentice to Mariano Pescador, and at the San Luis School of Fine Arts in Zaragoza. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo and Carlos de Haes. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and became interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour. His works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. Among other decorations, he was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour. Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

      Setdart Auction House
    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego 1848-Madrid 1921) Marina 1882 oil on panel 17.5x43 cm - in frame 45x70 cm Signed and dated lower right "Pradilla 82"
      Apr. 18, 2024

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego 1848-Madrid 1921) Marina 1882 oil on panel 17.5x43 cm - in frame 45x70 cm Signed and dated lower right "Pradilla 82"

      Est: €1,000 - €2,000

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego 1848-Madrid 1921) Marina 1882 oil on panel 17.5x43 cm - in frame 45x70 cm Signed and dated lower right "Pradilla 82"

      Casa d'aste ARCADIA
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ (1848
      Apr. 16, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ (1848

      Est: -

      Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (1848-1921), Spanish painter who studied in Rome and specialized in scenes from folk life. He was admitted to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1894 and was awarded the Order Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts in 1897. Multi-figure market scene, watercolor on paper, signed, inscribed and dated ''Un di mercado en Noya Galicia Pradilla (18)73'' lower left, 23.5 x 32.5 cm, framed behind glass and passepartout 43 x 50 cm

      Historia Auctionata
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ (1848
      Apr. 16, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ (1848

      Est: -

      Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (1848-1921), Spanish painter who studied in Rome and specialized in scenes from folk life. He was admitted to the Académie des Beaux-Arts in 1894 and was awarded the Order Pour le Mérite for Sciences and Arts in 1897. Multi-figure market scene, watercolor on paper, signed and dated ''F. Pradilla (18)72'', 22 x 33.5 cm, framed behind glass and passepartout 41 x 51 cm

      Historia Auctionata
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA - Study of a Renaissance lady
      Mar. 19, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA - Study of a Renaissance lady

      Est: -

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza 1848 - Madrid 1921 Study of a Renaissance lady Oil on canvas Signed Measurements 61.5 x 38.5 cm < br> We thank Wifredo Rincón for his help in cataloging this work.

      Subastas Segre
    • Atribuído a Francisco Pradilla (1848-1921) Paisagem Óleo sobre madeira Não assinado. Dim. aprox.: 23 x 47,5 cm Emoldurado
      Mar. 11, 2024

      Atribuído a Francisco Pradilla (1848-1921) Paisagem Óleo sobre madeira Não assinado. Dim. aprox.: 23 x 47,5 cm Emoldurado

      Est: €1,000 - €2,000

      Atribuído a Francisco PRADILLA Y ORTIZ (1848-1921) Paisagem Óleo sobre madeira Não assinado (1880) Dim. aprox.: 23,5 x 47,5 cm; Dim. aprox. total: 32,5 x 57,5 cm. Verso com etiqueta com dados sobre a obra, identificando o autor e datando-a de 1880. Defeitos e vestígios de caruncho. Emoldurado (defeitos).

      Palácio do Correio Velho
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ. Painting "MY GARDEN IN OCTOBER"
      Feb. 29, 2024

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ. Painting "MY GARDEN IN OCTOBER"

      Est: €8,000 - €10,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego 1848-Madrid 1921). Oil painting on canvas entitled "MY GARDEN IN OCTOBER". Signed and dated 1890 lower left. Titled and countersigned on the back. In frame.  FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego 1848-Madrid 1921). Dipinto olio su tela intitolato "IL MIO GIARDINO IN OTTOBRE". Firmato e datato 1890 in basso a sinistra. Intitolato e controfirmato sul retro. In cornice. 

      Viscontea Casa d'Aste s.r.l.
    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Italian Port (1873)
      Feb. 21, 2024

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Italian Port (1873)

      Est: -

      Oil on cardboard. Signed, located and dated (Rome, 73) in the lower left corner. We thank Don Wifredo Rincón for his kind collaboration in cataloging this work.

      Duran Arte y Subastas
    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Temptations S. Anthony
      Feb. 21, 2024

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Temptations S. Anthony

      Est: -

      Oil on panel. Don Wifredo Rincón places this work in the early years of the 1880s. We thank Don Wifredo Rincón for his kind collaboration in cataloging this work.

      Duran Arte y Subastas
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza 1848 - Madrid 1921 Landscape
      Dec. 12, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza 1848 - Madrid 1921 Landscape

      Est: -

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza 1848 - Madrid 1921 Landscape Oil on panel Signed Measurements 11 x 19 cm

      Subastas Segre
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA
      Nov. 15, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA

      Est: $1,800 - $2,200

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA (Spanish School, 1848-1921) Landscape with Lake and Mountains Oil on panel Signed, placed "Roma", dated "79" and dedicated "To my friend Álvarez" at lower right. 23.5 x 14 cm FRANCISCO PRADILLA (Escuela española, 1848-1921) Paisaje con lago y montañas Óleo sobre tabla Firmado, situado “Roma”, fechado “79” y dedicado "A mi amigo Álvarez" abajo a la derecha. 23.5 x 14 cm

      Zorrilla Subastas
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Snowy Peaks"
      Oct. 03, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Snowy Peaks"

      Est: €525 - €700

      Oil on panel Signed in the lower left corner. Origin: - Private collection Exhibitions: - Francisco Pradilla Exhibition, Municipal Museum of Madrid, November 1987- January 1988, nº 171. Bibliography: - Rincón, W., "Francisco Pradilla", ed. Aneto publications, Zaragoza, 1999, p. 545, nº 897 Measurements: 8 x 17 cm

      Ansorena
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Landscape with trees"
      Oct. 03, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Landscape with trees"

      Est: €300 - €400

      Oil on canvas. In the lower right corner number inscribed in a circle: "12". On the back, stamp and old numbering "64-1" and 665 crossed out. Measurements: 13 x 20 cm.

      Ansorena
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Hydrangeas in the Ría de Vigo", c. 1901
      Oct. 03, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Hydrangeas in the Ría de Vigo", c. 1901

      Est: €600 - €800

      Oil on canvas Signed in the lower left corner. Provenance: - Private collection Exhibitions: - Posthumous exhibition in the studio of Francisco Pradilla, June 5-20, Madrid, 1922 - Francisco Pradilla Exhibition, Municipal Museum of Madrid, November 1987- January 1988, nº 131 Bibliography: - Rincón, W ., "Francisco Pradilla", ed. Aneto publications, Zaragoza, 1999, p. 359, nº 217 Measurements: 22 x 34 cm

      Ansorena
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 – Madrid, 1921). "Roman". Oil on canvas. Signed in the upper left corner.
      Sep. 14, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 – Madrid, 1921). "Roman". Oil on canvas. Signed in the upper left corner.

      Est: €2,000 - €2,500

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) . "Romana". Oil on canvas. Signed in the upper left corner. Measurements: 46,5 x 38,5 cm; 62 x 55 cm (frame). Francisco Pradilla begins his training as an apprentice of Mariano Pescador, scenographer painter, and in the School of Fine Arts of San Luis in Zaragoza. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo, Carlos de Haes, Carlos Luis de Ribera and Ponciano Ponzano. He completed his training during these years by copying works by the great masters of the Prado Museum. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and became interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour, always based on an exceptional mastery of drawing. Although he did not hold individual exhibitions, his works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. Among other decorations, he was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour. Of the pictorial genres he cultivated, including graphic illustration for literary publications, history painting was the one that brought him most fame. As a portraitist his activity was more restricted and his results were uneven when he had to paint portraits of deceased sitters, but he achieved portraits of serene expressiveness and a studied, intoned execution in front of living sitters. He also devoted himself to genre painting, either of popular Italian inspiration or subjects of customs in Madrid or Galicia, his wife's place of origin, where he used to spend periods of time. Both in his history paintings and in these, Pradilla showed a clear inclination for outdoor settings, organising his compositions in broad panoramic perspectives with a multitude of figures and motifs, rendered with a highly refined technique. However, the most outstanding feature of his language is his sense of light and atmosphere, under which the tight drawing is softened and blended with the luminous background by means of small brushstrokes of colour rich in nuances and paste. Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

      Setdart Auction House
    • PRADILLA ORTIZ, FRANCISCO (1848 - 1921)
      Jul. 19, 2023

      PRADILLA ORTIZ, FRANCISCO (1848 - 1921)

      Est: -

      Oil on canvas. Signed, titled and dated (1906) in the lower right corner. Provenance: - Hilda Schlösser Collection of Slowak.

      Duran Arte y Subastas
    • PRADILLA ORTIZ, FRANCISCO (1848 - 1921)
      Jul. 19, 2023

      PRADILLA ORTIZ, FRANCISCO (1848 - 1921)

      Est: -

      Drawing on paper. Signed and located in the lower right corner. Paper with various deteriorations.

      Duran Arte y Subastas
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA - Orchestra study
      Jul. 04, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA - Orchestra study

      Est: -

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza 1848 - Madrid 1921 Orchestra study Pencil drawings on paper Inscribed Measurements 190 x 140 mm Origin : - Old Páramo collection (dry stamp)

      Subastas Segre
    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Escolanía". Oil on canvas. Signed in the lower right corner. Presents period frame with marquetry and faults.
      Jul. 04, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Escolanía". Oil on canvas. Signed in the lower right corner. Presents period frame with marquetry and faults.

      Est: €4,000 - €4,500

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Escolanía". Oil on canvas. Signed in the lower right corner. It has a period frame with marquetry and faults. It presents faults in the arm of the teacher. Measurements: 17 x 33 cm; 39 x 55 cm (frame). A teacher directs the choirboys in his exit of the library, while these load orderly with diverse books of song. Pradilla, with quick touches, conveys the concentrated attitudes of the different children, as well as the restrained atmosphere of the interior of the room, in a lively language. Francisco Pradilla began his training as an apprentice to Mariano Pescador and at the San Luis School of Fine Arts in Saragossa. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo and Carlos de Haes. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and became interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour. His works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. Among other decorations, he was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour. Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Court of Aragon celebrating floral games.", Rome, 1884. Oil on canvas.
      Jun. 12, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Court of Aragon celebrating floral games.", Rome, 1884. Oil on canvas.

      Est: €50,000 - €60,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Court of Aragon celebrating floral games.", Rome, 1884. Oil on canvas. Signed, located and dated in the lower right corner. Work reproduced and catalogued in "Francisco Pradilla" by Wilfredo Rincón Garcia, published by Aneto in 1999, nº 89, pages 310 - 311. Measurements: 42 x 74 cm; 69 x 107 cm (frame). Next to the cloister of a church, a young woman wearing a laurel wreath and a satin dress recites a poem in front of a group of enraptured court figures. The attire of royalty, with crowns of gold, brocade and jewels, contrasts with the more humble costumes of the troubadours with their zithers and the families of the theatre world seated next to a stone fountain. Pradilla, with rapid touches, conveys the dreamy attitudes of the different characters and the peaceful atmosphere of a summer afternoon with unrestrained language. Francisco Pradilla began his training as an apprentice to Mariano Pescador and at the San Luis School of Fine Arts in Saragossa. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo and Carlos de Haes. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and became interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour. His works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. Among other decorations, he was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour. Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

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    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Regiment's drum
      May. 30, 2023

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Regiment's drum

      Est: -

      Watercolor on paper. Signed and dated (illegible) in the lower right corner.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Danza de Odaliscas", 1876. Oil on canvas.
      May. 30, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Danza de Odaliscas", 1876. Oil on canvas.

      Est: €90,000 - €100,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Danza de Odaliscas", 1876. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Catalogued in "Francisco Pradilla", Wilfredo Rincón García, Ed. Antiq Varia, p. 102, ref. 15. The piece presents some restorations and is relined. Measurements: 178 x 215 cm; 197 x 238 cm (frame). "Danza de odaliscas" is an outstanding painting in Pradilla's oeuvre. Produced during his period as a pensioner in Rome, years in which he prioritised oriental themes, it stands out for its technical quality, the play of chiaroscuro and compositional dynamism. Although the influence of Fortuny is notable here, Pradilla internalised the Orientalist taste in vogue with the elegance of a genius in order to formulate a language of his own. Six women, illuminated by a side source of warm light that seems to come from a bonfire, wiggle with languid dance steps or sensual gestures, all different. Only one remains seated on the grass. The silver anklets, rhinestone necklaces, slaves and pearls that adorn their hair emphasise the nakedness of their torsos. These adornments and jewels, as well as the brocades and transparent gauze, reveal an unusual mastery of glazes, drawing and the palette, which absorbs shimmer and velvety shifts. The light falls less on the figures in the background, where an undaunted man observes them in the half-light. Their rigidity contrasts with the swaying female bodies. Some have oriental features, but others are European ladies dressed "Moorish-style", as was the custom in Orientalist photography and painting. Graceful dimples light up their smiles. Pradilla frees the odalisques from the harem and brings them together in a natural setting, where their dances are impregnated with ritual enigmas. Francisco Pradilla began his training as an apprentice to Mariano Pescador, and at the San Luis School of Fine Arts in Saragossa. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo and Carlos de Haes. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won the same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and became interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour. His works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. Among other decorations, he was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour. Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Vestal", Rome. Oil on canvas. Signed and located in the lower left corner.
      May. 30, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Vestal", Rome. Oil on canvas. Signed and located in the lower left corner.

      Est: €8,000 - €10,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Vestal", Rome. Oil on canvas. Signed and located in the lower left corner. Measurements: 82 x 53 cm; 108 x 78 cm (frame). A young woman with a slender body and gathered hair is shown partially wrapped by light cloths that leave her naked torso uncovered. Her gaze is lost to ours, as the mysterious woman turns her head in a graceful movement to scan the landscape. The evening light snakes across her rosy skin, and her kinky tresses glisten with sienna highlights. With the title of this painting, Pradilla evoked the virginal, arcane beauty of the ancient priestesses of Vesta. The sense of light is outstanding, under which the tight line is softened and blended by small brushstrokes of toned colour. Francisco Pradilla began his training at the San Luis School of Fine Arts in Saragossa and in 1868 continued at the San Fernando School in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo, Carlos de Haes, Carlos Luis de Ribera and Ponciano Ponzano. He completed his training during these years by copying works by the great masters of the Prado Museum. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and became interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour, always based on an exceptional mastery of drawing. Although he did not hold individual exhibitions, his works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. Among other decorations, he was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour. His work can be found in the Prado Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of Zaragoza, Santander, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA, the National Library and the Romantic Museum in Madrid, among others.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Painter's Palette", 1889
      May. 10, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Painter's Palette", 1889

      Est: €600 - €800

      Oil on oak palette. With signature, date and located in Madrid. Measurements: 23 x 33 cm.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Rest time", 1885
      May. 10, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Rest time", 1885

      Est: €18,000 - €24,000

      Oil on panel Signed, located "Rome" and dated in the lower central part. On the back is a Williams & Son London label. Provenance: -Williams & Son, Grafton St, London -Sotheby's London, March 22, 1984, lot 357 -Private collection, Spain Bibliography: -García Loranca, A., and García-Rama, R., "Vida y work of the painter Francisco Pradilla Ortiz", Zaragoza, 1987, p. 328, nº83 (reproduced) Measurements: 39 x 24.5 cm

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Nude Vestal"
      Mar. 28, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Nude Vestal"

      Est: €14,250 - €19,000

      Oil on canvas Signed and located "Roma" in the lower left corner Measurements: 81 x 54 cm

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 – Madrid, 1921) “Stream of the mosses. stone monastery. Oil on canvas. Attached certificate issued by Wilfredo Rincón. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.
      Mar. 28, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 – Madrid, 1921) “Stream of the mosses. stone monastery. Oil on canvas. Attached certificate issued by Wilfredo Rincón. Signed and dated in the lower right corner.

      Est: €19,000 - €20,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Stream of mosses. Stone monastery". Oil on canvas. Attached certificate issued by Don Wilfredo Rincón. Signed and dated in the lower right corner. Measurements: 68 x 84,5 cm; 95 x 110,5 cm (frame). Pradilla was inspired in many cases by the Monastery of Piedra as the protagonist of his work. In fact, he is known to have visited the site on several occasions; in the summer of 1903, in 1904 and in 1905. He was largely influenced by the fascination the place held for renowned painters such as Carlos de Haes. Pradilla's presence in the Stone Monastery was such that an area has now been named after the painter. Wifredo Rincón indicated that in 1904 Pradilla settled for a few months in the Monasterio de Piedra and there in that paradisiacal place he made sketches in watercolour and oil, and painted beautiful landscapes in which he framed some of his most beautiful mythological paintings such as The Reading of Anacreonte or Passing the Stream, themes of classical Greece that he would return to in later years". In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won the same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and was interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour, always supported by an exceptional mastery of drawing, and although he did not hold individual exhibitions, his works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. He was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour, among other decorations, and of the pictorial genres he cultivated, including graphic illustration for literary publications, history painting was the one that brought him most fame. As a portraitist his activity was more restricted and his results were uneven when he had to paint portraits of deceased sitters, but he achieved portraits of serene expressiveness and a studied, intoned execution in the presence of living models. He also devoted himself to genre painting, whether of Italian folk inspiration or subjects of customs in Madrid or Galicia, his wife's place of origin, where he used to spend periods of time. Both in his history paintings and in these, Pradilla showed a clear inclination for outdoor settings, organising his compositions in broad panoramic perspectives with a multitude of figures and motifs, rendered with a highly refined technique. The most outstanding feature of his language, however, is his sense of light and atmosphere, under which the tight drawing is softened and blended with the luminous background by means of small brushstrokes of colour rich in nuances and paste.Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

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    • Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Landscape with figures"
      Mar. 23, 2023

      Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Landscape with figures"

      Est: €1,200 - €1,500

      Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Landscape with figures" Oil on panel Signed 23 x 33 cm 1.200 - 1.500 €

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    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Roman old man
      Mar. 22, 2023

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Roman old man

      Est: -

      Oil on canvas. Signed and located (Rome) in the center left.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA (Villanueva de Gállego, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Group of muses with a lion and dogs"
      Mar. 15, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA (Villanueva de Gállego, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Group of muses with a lion and dogs"

      Est: €150 - €200

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA (Villanueva de Gállego, 1848 - Madrid, 1921) "Group of muses with a lion and dogs" Pencil drawing on paper With testamentary label 17 x 22 cm 150 - 200 €

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Danza de Odaliscas", 1876. Oil on canvas.
      Mar. 13, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Danza de Odaliscas", 1876. Oil on canvas.

      Est: €100,000 - €120,000

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Danza de Odaliscas", 1876. Oil on canvas. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Catalogued in "Francisco Pradilla", Wilfredo Rincón García, Ed. Antiq Varia, p. 102, ref. 15. Size: 178 x 215 cm; 197 x 238 cm. "Danza de odaliscas" is an outstanding painting in Pradilla's oeuvre. Produced during his period as a pensioner in Rome, years in which he prioritised oriental themes, it stands out for its technical quality, the play of chiaroscuro and compositional dynamism. Although the influence of Fortuny is notable here, Pradilla internalised the Orientalist taste in vogue with the elegance of a genius in order to formulate a language of his own. Six women, illuminated by a side source of warm light that seems to come from a bonfire, wiggle with languid dance steps or sensual gestures, all different. Only one remains seated on the grass. The silver anklets, rhinestone necklaces, slaves and pearls that adorn their hair emphasise the nakedness of their torsos. These adornments and jewels, as well as the brocades and transparent gauze, reveal an unusual mastery of glazes, drawing and the palette, which absorbs shimmer and velvety shifts. The light falls less on the figures in the background, where an undaunted man observes them in the half-light. Their rigidity contrasts with the swaying female bodies. Some have oriental features, but others are European ladies dressed "Moorish-style", as was the custom in Orientalist photography and painting. Graceful dimples light up their smiles. Pradilla frees the odalisques from the harem and brings them together in a natural setting, where their dances are impregnated with ritual enigmas. Francisco Pradilla began his training as an apprentice to Mariano Pescador, and at the San Luis School of Fine Arts in Saragossa. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo and Carlos de Haes. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won the same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and became interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour. His works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. Among other decorations, he was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour. Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Venice Square", Venice, 1877. Watercolour on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner.
      Mar. 13, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Venice Square", Venice, 1877. Watercolour on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner.

      Est: €4,500 - €5,500

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA ORTIZ (Villanueva de Gállego, Zaragoza, 1848 - Madrid, 1921). "Venice Square", Venice, 1877. Watercolour on paper. Signed and dated in the lower left corner. Size: 45 x 30 cm; 60 x 44 cm (frame). In the porch of a church of imposing columns and carved with stone sculptures, a group of women are rooted in groups. Mantillas and kerchiefs, the silhouettes of water carriers and elegant ladies, have been resolved with rapid, colourful brushstrokes to compose a lively scene. Francisco Pradilla began his training as an apprentice to Mariano Pescador, a stage painter, and at the San Luis School of Fine Arts in Saragossa. In 1868 he continued his studies at the San Fernando School of Fine Arts in Madrid, where he was a pupil of Federico de Madrazo, Carlos de Haes, Carlos Luis de Ribera and Ponciano Ponzano. He completed his training during these years by copying works by the great masters of the Prado Museum. In 1874 he won the Drawing Prize of the "Ilustración Española y Americana" and was awarded a scholarship to study in Rome, where he lived for twenty-three years until his appointment as director of the Prado in 1897. In 1878 he took part in the National Exhibition in Madrid and was awarded the Medal of Honour, the same distinction he won that same year at the Universal Exhibition in Paris. As a result of these successes he received numerous commissions not only from Spain and France, but also from America and other European countries. He travelled around Spain and was interested in depicting genre scenes full of grace and colour, always based on an exceptional mastery of drawing, and although he did not hold individual exhibitions, his works took part in exhibitions and competitions in cities all over the world, such as London, Paris, Berlin, São Paulo and Buenos Aires. He was director of the Spanish Academy in Rome, and a member of the Royal Academies of San Fernando and San Luis, the French Academy and the Hispanic Society of New York. He was awarded the Cross of Isabella the Catholic and the Legion of Honour, among other decorations, and of the pictorial genres he cultivated, including graphic illustration for literary publications, history painting was the one that brought him most fame. As a portraitist his activity was more limited and his results were uneven when he had to paint portraits of deceased sitters, but he achieved portraits of serene expressiveness and a studied, intoned execution in the presence of living sitters. He also devoted himself to genre painting, whether of Italian folk inspiration or subjects of customs in Madrid or Galicia, his wife's place of origin, where he used to spend periods of time. Both in his history paintings and in these, Pradilla showed a clear inclination for outdoor settings, organising his compositions in broad panoramic perspectives with a multitude of figures and motifs, rendered with a highly refined technique. However, the most outstanding feature of his language is his sense of light and atmosphere, under which the tight drawing is softened and blended with the luminous background by means of small brushstrokes of colour rich in nuances and paste. Francisco Pradilla's work can be found in the Museo del Prado, the Museo de Bellas Artes in Bilbao, Buenos Aires, Havana and São Paulo, the MACBA in Barcelona, the Christchurch Art Gallery in New Zealand and the Museo Romántico in Madrid, among others.

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    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Stone Monastery
      Feb. 22, 2023

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. Stone Monastery

      Est: -

      Oil on canvas. Signed, titled and dated (1906) in the lower right corner. Provenance: - Hilda Schlösser Collection of Slowak.

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    • Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. young roman lady
      Jan. 25, 2023

      Francisco Pradilla Ortiz. young roman lady

      Est: -

      Oil on canvas. Signed in the upper left corner.

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "View at sunset"
      Jan. 17, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "View at sunset"

      Est: €525 - €700

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "View at sunset" Oil on panel Signed in the lower right corner. On the back with numbering 109 Measurements: 7.5 x 12 cm

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Wooded Landscape", 1879
      Jan. 17, 2023

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Wooded Landscape", 1879

      Est: €150 - €200

      Watercolor on paper Signed and dated in the lower right corner Measurements: 11 x 16 cm

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    • Francisco Pradilla Y Ortiz ...
      Dec. 20, 2022

      Francisco Pradilla Y Ortiz ...

      Est: €1,200 - €1,500

      (Zaragoza 1848 - Madrid 1921) "Nella laguna" olio su tela (cm 27,5x16,5) Firmato in basso a sinistra In cornice (difetti)

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Young man in profile with fruit headdress"
      Nov. 02, 2022

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Y ORTIZ Villanueva de Gallego (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Young man in profile with fruit headdress"

      Est: €3,750 - €5,000

      Oil on canvas Signed in the upper left corner Measurements: 46 x 38.5 cm

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    • FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gálleg (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Washerwomen"
      Nov. 02, 2022

      FRANCISCO PRADILLA Villanueva de Gálleg (1848) / Madrid (1921) "Washerwomen"

      Est: €1,200 - €1,600

      Oil on panel Signed in the lower right corner. Presents deterioration in the support Measurements: 22 x 28 cm

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    • Charcoal by Maño with Guitar, Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego, July 24, 1848-Madrid, November 1, 1921)
      Oct. 27, 2022

      Charcoal by Maño with Guitar, Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego, July 24, 1848-Madrid, November 1, 1921)

      Est: €900 - €1,200

      Pencil on paper, measurements: 35 x 24, framed: 39 x 28 cm. Francisco Pradilla y Ortiz (Villanueva de Gállego, July 24, 1848-Madrid, November 1, 1921) was a Spanish painter, director of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome and the Prado Museum. He apprenticed with two decorator painters in Zaragoza. In 1863 he moved to Madrid, where he studied the old masters. In 1874 he was a pensioner in the first promotion at the Academy of Spain in Rome together with Casto Plasencia, Jaime Morera and Alejandro Ferrant y Fischermans, later continuing his stay in Rome. It should be noted that he was the director of the Royal Academy of Spain in Rome, although for a short time, since he resigned when he was disappointed by the cumbersome bureaucratic procedures that made his management difficult and prevented him from dedicating himself to painting; nevertheless,

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