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Spain 1812, French Occupation
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Spain 1812, French Occupation


Description Conservation Provenance Inscription Credit
Description Two Spanish partisans struggle to dispose of the corpse of a French cuirassier (cavalry soldier who wears a breastplate) by dumping it into a well. The old woman at the entrance carries the helmets and swords of their victim and of another French soldier who presumably has suffered the same fate. Zamacoïs, a pupil of J.-L.-E. Meissonier and a close associate of the Catalan painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal, pursued his brief career in Paris. Like his teacher, he depicted scenes from the Napoleonic era; however, he showed them from the point of view of the Spanish victims.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
6/12/1951Treatmentcleaned; coated
6/27/1990Loan Considerationexamined for loan
9/01/1991Treatmentcleaned; coated; loss compensation
3/22/2005Loan Considerationexamined for loan
Provenance Widow Zamacois y Zabala [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; William T. Walters, Baltimore, 1875, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1894, by inheritance; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Signature] Lower right: Ed Zamacois; [Date] Lower right: 66
Credit Acquired by William T. Walters, 1875

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Period
1866
Medium
oil on canvas
(Painting & Drawing)
Accession Number
37.39
Measurements
H: 17 7/16 x W: 20 1/2 in. (44.3 x 52 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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