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Don José Ygnacio de Cervantes de Ozta y de Velasco

Attributed to Jesus Corral, Unknown Mexican

European Art

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Mexico
  • DATES ca. 1835
    DIMENSIONS 32 1/16 x 25 in. (81.4 x 63.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Don Jose Ygnacio de Cervantes Ozta (1815-1838). An oil painting by an unknown artist shows him in three-quarter length view facing to the left of the picture. He has brown hair and a mustache. He is dressed in a green uniform with silver braid front and epaulets, a red sash and red pants. He holds a gold headed cane in his right hand while the lower part of his left arm and hand are not visible. He served as a Colonel in the Mexican Army. He died as a young man, unmarried, and it is said that he died while playing "coleadero" a sport similar to the rodeo of the North American cowboy. Condition: Fairly good, though some scratches can be seen in his hair, and at the bottom and left side of the picture.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Attributed to Jesus Corral. Don José Ygnacio de Cervantes de Ozta y de Velasco, ca. 1835. Oil on canvas, 32 1/16 x 25 in. (81.4 x 63.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 52.166.9 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.166.9.jpg)
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