Public Exhibition of a Picture

Room 47
Artist / Maker / Authority: 
Joan Ferrer Miró
Vilanova i la Geltrú, 1850 – Barcelona, 1931
Artists / Makers / Authorities: 
Joan Ferrer Miró
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Ferrer Miró was one of the people who introduced anecdotal realism into our country following a stay in Italy during the 1870s. On his return to Barcelona he shared a studio with Romà Ribera and accepted the demands of a public eager for artistic manifestations reflecting the habits of the nascent local bourgeoisie. Here the painter depicts the shop window of the future gallery or exhibition room, for which he won a Gold Medal at the 1888 Universal Exposition. The success of this work spurred Ferrer Miró to produce other versions.

This work has been selected for the project 'Partage Plus – Digitising and Enabling Art Nouveau for Europeana'




Barcelona, circa 1888

60 x 85 cm

Given by the Diputació de Barcelona, 1906

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Oil on canvas
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p. 19th