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Jose Udias Gonzales "Lady in Turban", important miniature on ivory, ca.1833
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Author's own replica of the larger and signed miniature housed in the Museum of Academia de San Fernando in Madrid (see our additional image with a clips from Mariano Thomas' "La miniature Portrato en Espana", Barcelona 1953). The aforementioned book is the only source that provides biography of this outstanding Spanish artist.
According to Mariano Thomas (author of "La miniature Portrato en Espana", Barcelona 1953), Jose Udias Gonzales was born in Serramllas de Castilla in 1811. As a young man he travelled to Madrid to study at the Academia de San Fernando.
It is believed that Gonzales could have been a francophile, for he joined the Napoleon troops in their Spanish campaigns, and was in 1816 enlisted as a student at the Academy of Toullouse. In 1819 he left Toullouse for Paris to become a student of the notorious Baron Gros. It was in that time that he began painting portrait miniatures. Clearly attempting to advance his painting skill, Gonzales turned from his master Gros to Augustin, who - next to Isabey - was the best French miniaturist.
One of his study fellows was a later well-known miniaturist Aubry.
In 1827 Gonzales exhibited at the Parisian Salon, and in the next, 1828, returned to Madrid, where he became a minitature painter to the Crown Prince Don Sebastian. In 1833, the artist became a member of the Academia de San Fernando.
Mariano Thomas also writes, that Jose Udias Gonzales was one of the 3-4 absolutely best Spanish portrait miniaturists who could be placed in the same rank as the best foreign artists of this kind of art.
In the same year that he became a member of the Academia de San Fernando, Gonzales exhibited the miniature "Portrait of a Lady"; hence, based on this, we date ours with "ca. 1833"!
Provenance: Private Collection, Vienna
Condition: fairly good; somewhat creased; three professionally restired minimal cracks at upper edge (all in background)
Creation Year: ca 1833
Measurements: UNFRAMED:10,0x10,0cm/3,9x3,9in FRAMED: 18,6x18,6cm/7,3x7,3in
Object Type: Framed watercolor
Style: Portrait miniatures
Technique: watercolor on ivory
Creator: Jose Udias Gonzales
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Creator Dates: 1811 Serramllas-was active in Madrid
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