LUIS JIMENEZ ARANDA
“Watched On Her Way From Market”
A fine antique oil on canvas painting by the Spanish/French artist Luis Jimenez Y Aranda (1845-1928) entitled “Watched on her way from Market”. It depicts a young woman walking with her baskets of produce from the market being observed by an old man who is peering out from his walled garden gate.
Some other examples of works by this artist are included at the end of the photos.
Frame: Presented in a giltwood frame.
Signature: Lower right and inscribed “Paris”. (This artist uses either “Luis” or Louis” when signing his paintings)
Provenance: American and European Paintings, Skinner, Boston. May 11 2001, Lot #31. Property from an important collection in Denver, Colorado.
Condition: There is some re-touching to her face, hat and the area just above her head and to the left of her shoulder, in the centre of the tree to her right, in the centre of the lower margin, and a few scattered spots elsewhere. The canvas has been lined.
Measurements: Painting measures 44 x 30cm and the overall frame 67 x 53cm.
Biography: Luis Jiménez y Aranda ( Seville , 1845 – Pontoise , France , 1928 ) was a Spanish painter , and the brother of José and Manuel Jiménez Aranda, also painters.
He began his training with his brother José and then continued at the Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville under the direction of Eduardo Cano de la Peña. In 1867 he went to Rome to expand his knowledge and in 1876 he settled in Pontoise , near Paris , becoming a French national. He participated in the exhibitions of the Paris Salon and was awarded at the Universal Exhibitions of Paris , in 1889, and Chicago, in 1893. He took part in National Exhibitions of Fine Arts in Spain. He specialized in historical painting as well as those of traditional themes.
By blending Spanish and French painting styles, he showed that his work as a Sevillan artist in Paris was significantly advanced in comparison to other Spanish painters at this time. Specifically, the painting entitled Lady at the Paris Exposition (1889) exemplifies his modernity of style through a complex visual celebration of the Spanish artist’s painting career in Paris.
He has paintings in Museums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide, including the Louvre Paris, Prado Museum Madrid, and the Meadows Museum at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas.