The Battle of Tetouan
The painting Battle of Tetouan holds an important place in the collective imagination and social memory of many generations of Catalans. Surrounded by a certain degree of romantic idealization, it has become an icon in Catalan culture. The Battle of Tetouan has become one of the most appreciated artworks in recent Catalan history thanks to the fascination which has excited since its arrival at Barcelona in 1875. At that time, it was considered to be a very little orthodox History painting, not following at all the traditional structures of this genre, a fact which makes it singular and extraordinary. Nevertheless, the painting is not finished due to its author’s disillusion, who regarded it as an unresolved challenge.
300 x 972 cm
Given by the Diputació de Barcelona, 1919