Velasquez Painting the Portrait of the Infanta, (painting)
Escosura, Leon Y
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 1 (Sale info: For Sale).
The Spanish School, after centuries of obscurity, has once again, in the last ten years, begun to demand attention. None of the Spanish artists, however, whose works have of late years drawn so much notice, and commanded such enormous prices, as Zamacois, Escosura, Fortuny, and Villegas, live in Spain, but study and paint in Paris and Rome. By the death of Zamacois, this school has lost perhaps its strongest master: but Escosura, his best pupil, has been achieving in Paris the most wonderful success; and this example of his is particularly noticeable for being by far the largest and most important work of this Spanish coterie ever brought to America. The subject is one of peculiar pride to a Spanish artist, and of interest to the historical student, in that it displays one of the greatest of the world's masters putting upon canvas the face of the daughter of the then most powerful empire of Christendom, Philip IV; while the costumes and accessories are treated with the utmost historical accuracy. [P. 3.] Paris. Pupil of Zamacois. Decoration of Spain. [P. 38.]
Exhibition of Paintings, Engravings, Drawings, Aquarelles, and Works of Household Art, in the Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. MDCCCLXXIII.