Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions
Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum | Licence: No known copyright restrictions

Spanish Soldiers

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Description

At the end of a tour through Spain in 1903, Sargent visited the famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and painted watercolors of Spanish soldiers recuperating in the sunlit courtyards of the fifteenth-century Royal Hospital. Although the title of this work suggests the anonymity of its subjects, Sargent conveyed a specific likeness in the primary figure, despite his summary description. He was clearly drawn to this model, who appears in a number of his watercolors.

Descriptive medium: Translucent and opaque watercolor with graphite underdrawing

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Image Credit

Courtesy of Brooklyn Museum

From the Watercolour World

Location

Royal Hospital, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain

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