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Joseph and Potiphar's Wife

Portrait of Carlos Pomar Margrand

Venus Anadyomene

Baldomero Espartero

Portrait of a Lady

Luisa de Borbón

Doña Josefa García Solis

 Antonio María Esquivel Suárez de Urbina (Seville, March 8, 1806 - Madrid, April 9, 1857), Spanish painter specializing in portraits and romantic themes, he performed with outstanding detail and considerable technique.


Antonio Maria Esquivel

Born in Seville in 1806. Began to study painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Seville. There he became familiar with the painting technique and the detail in the style of Murillo.

In 1831, he moved to Madrid, where he competed in the San Fernando Academy, being named academic merit. In contact with the atmosphere of those years intectual Madrid, was active in founding the Artistic and Literary Liceo in 1837, which would Anatomy classes, a subject that also imparted later in the Academy of San Fernando.

In 1839, again in Seville, suffered an illness that left him virtually blind, the artist, in a deep depression, attempted suicide by jumping into the river Guadalquivir. Their peers aware poets and artists and mobilized by the School for help, defrayed by all expensive treatment by a prestigious French ophthalmologist. Thanks to this, in 1840 healed and regained vision. The artist gratefully painted his friends, poets and painters of the Romantic, in a picture which has become justly celebrated. Official recognition, receives the plaque of the Site of Cadiz and the Cross of Commander of the Order of Isabel the Catholic. In 1843 he was appointed Painter in 1847 and San Fernando academic, and is also a founding member of the Humane Society of Fine Arts. As a theorist of painting, he wrote a Pictorial Anatomy Treaty, whose original is kept in the Museo del Prado. He died in Madrid in 1857.

His sons Charles Marie (1830-1867) and Vicente were also painters.

Outstanding works
Anadiomede Venus, 1838. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

    Portrait of Captain General Juan Ruiz de Apodaca, 1834. Naval Museum, Madrid.

    Portrait of Lieutenant General Luis Maria Balanzat of Orvay and Briones, 1834. Army Museum.

    Transfiguration, 1837. Matrix Parish of El Salvador, Santa Cruz de La Palma.1

    Venus Anadyomene, 1838. Museo del Prado.

    San Miguel Archangel, 1843. Museum of the Cathedral of Ciudad Rodrigo, from the Diocesan Seminary San Cayetano.

    A reading of Ventura de la Vega, 1845. Romantic Museum, Madrid.

    Contemporary Poets Reading José Zorrilla or in the studio of the painter, 1846. Museo del Prado, Madrid.2

    Portrait of Rafaela Flores Calderon, 1846. Museo del Prado, Madrid.

    Equestrian Retratro General Prim Romantic Museum, Madrid.

    The Bell of Huesca, 1850. Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla.

    Joseph and Potiphar's wife, 1854. Museum of Fine Arts, Sevilla.
 Commemorating the bicentennial

In 2006, the Academy of Fine Arts of Seville, in collaboration with the Fundación El Monte, an exhibit with 17 paintings and two drawings, which summarize the work of Esquivel.


Band and Vargas, Antonio: Antonio Maria Esquivel. Deputation of Seville, 2003


    ↑ About Esquivel and his picture: "The poets'

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