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Portrait of Don Ignacio Cecilio Algara Gómez de la Casa

Pelegrín Clavé y Roqué

European Art

MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Mexico
  • DATES late 1840s
    DIMENSIONS image: 16 1/8 × 5 1/4 in. (41 × 13.3 cm) frame: 16 1/8 × 13 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (41 × 34.3 × 5.7 cm)  (show scale)
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscibed verso on stretcher: "Dn. Ignacio Cecilio de Algara, Gómez de la/Casa Costales y Gallo Núñez de Villavicencio"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    ACCESSION NUMBER 52.166.13
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION This bust portrait in oils shows Don Ygnacio as a handsome man dressed typically in 19th century fashion with a high-collared shirt, wide cravat tied in a centered bow, and coat. He is in three-quarter view facing the left side. Dona Ana Maria de Cervantes Ozta was his wife. He was noted for his good looks and elegance and was often invited to the palace by Maximillian. He became quite deaf in later life. He was Mayor of Mexico City and was decorated by the Order of Guadalupe during the Empire of Maximillian. His coat is brown in color and his hair is dark and wavy. Condition: good
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Pelegrín Clavé y Roqué (Spanish, active in Mexico 1846–1867, 1811–1880). Portrait of Don Ignacio Cecilio Algara Gómez de la Casa, late 1840s. Oil on canvas, image: 16 1/8 × 5 1/4 in. (41 × 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 52.166.13 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.166.13.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 52.166.13.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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