Federico BELTRÁN MASSES (1884 - 1949)
Landscape with a Stormy Sky Sold
Watercolour, over pencil, on blue paper. Signed F. Beltran Masses at the lower right.253 x 363 mm. (9 7/8 x 14 1/4 in.)ENQUIRE
This spirited, vibrant watercolour is a rare surviving example of the artist’s interest in landscape. While Beltrán Masses remains best known as a portrait painter, the early part of his career was spent mainly working as a landscape painter in Spain, under the influence of Sorolla. He also exhibited at the Royal Watercolour Society in London in 1934.
Private collection, Spain.
Jose Manuel Arnáiz, et al., Cien Años de Pintura en España y Portugal (1830-1930), Vol.I, Madrid, 1988, illustrated in colour on pp.294-295.