Portrait of Don Ignacio Cecilio Algara Gómez de la Casa
Pelegrín Clavé y Roqué
Oil on canvas
Image: 16 1/8 x 5 1/4 in. (41 x 13.3 cm) (show scale)
Inscibed verso on stretcher: "Dn. Ignacio Cecilio de Algara, Gómez de la/Casa Costales y Gallo Núñez de Villavicencio"
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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 x 5 1/4 in. (41 x 13.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 52.166.13 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.166.13.jpg)
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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.
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