Courtesy of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya | Licence: CC BY 4.0
Courtesy of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya | Licence: CC BY 4.0

Berber Bride

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Description

This highly meticulous portrait is one of the best known and most characteristic of Tapiró’s works from the Tangiers period. It shows a bride adorned with jewels in the traditional fashion and gives a detailed rendering of her magnificent ceremonial attire. The painting was exhibited in London, where it was a great success, and shown to the Prince and Princess of Wales at the end of July 1883. The following month it was purchased by Ferran Miró, a collector from Reus. In 1948 Miró’s heirs donated the watercolour to the Museus d’Art de Barcelona.

Descriptive Medium: Watercolour on paper

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Courtesy of Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya

From the Watercolour World

Location

Tangier, Morocco

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