El Juego de Barras (The Game of Bars)

Eugenio Lucas Velázquez (Spanish, 1817-1870)

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(Demotte, Paris, France, and New York, New York). {1} Count Ivan Podgoursky [1901-1962], by 1943; {2} Dr. George Henry Alexander Clowes [1877-1958], Indianapolis, Indiana, in 1946; The Clowes Fund Collection, 1958-present; on long-term loan to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Courtesy of the Clowes Fund, since 1971 (C10043); given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 2016.

{1} A glass plate negative of this painting exists in the Demotte gallery photographic materials today housed at the Louvre (currently being digitized); see correspondence between IMA and Musée du Louvre archive staff, spring 2014 and September 2016. Georges-Joseph Demotte [1877-1923] and his son, Lucien Demotte [1906-1934] ran the Demotte gallery, which specialized in Islamic art and medieval sculpture, in the early 1900s, but sometimes dealt in European paintings. In correspondence from Podgoursky to Dr. Clowes, dated 25 February 1946, he says this painting “comes from the famous Demotte collection of Goyas.”
{2} Count Ivan N. Podgoursky sold several paintings to G.H.A. Clowes in the late 1930s and 1940s. He may for a time have worked for Demotte and used Demotte’s New York address as his shipping address.

Object Information

artist
Eugenio Lucas Velázquez (Spanish, 1817-1870)
creation date
about 1860
materials
oil on panel
dimensions
24-1/2 x 27-1/2 in. (panel)
33 x 35-1/2 in. (framed)
accession number
2016.168
credit line
The Clowes Collection
copyright
Public Domain
collection
European Painting and Sculpture Before 1800

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