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Thursday, March 28, 2013

John Bagnold Burgess (English artist, 1829-1897)


"... His efforts to establish himself on an independent footing were begun by painting portraits, but his poetic and imaginative nature soon began to resent the trammels of such comparatively prosaic work. ... Taking advantage of certain family connections residing in Seville, he very soon went off to Spain; and had it not been for the tendency of the British public to associate certain artists with certain countries or classes of subjects, and to look upon others who may venture upon the same ground as pirates and poachers, there can be little reason why J.B. Burgess should not have become some time since celebrated for his interpretations of Spanish life and character..." (The Magazine of Art, Vol.V, London-Paris 1882, p. 134)

A Spanish Beauty 
The Belle of Valentia
Admiring from Afar

Ready for the Fete
The Pride of Seville
A Spanish Beauty
Spanish Lady with a Fan
Young Beauty Holding a Rose
A Spanish Beauty
The Belle of the Village
A Spanish Beauty
The Pride of Seville
Five O'Clock
The Trysting Place
A Spanish Beauty
Spanish Lady with a Fan

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