Berber Bride

Room 48
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Josep Tapiró
Reus, 1836 – Tangier, 1913
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This highly meticulous portrait is one of the best known and most characteristic of Tapiró’s works from the Tangiers period. It shows a bride adorned with jewels in the traditional fashion and gives a detailed rendering of her magnificent ceremonial attire. The painting was exhibited in London, where it was a great success, and shown to the Prince and Princess of Wales at the end of July 1883. The following month it was purchased by Ferran Miró, a collector from Reus. In 1948 Miró’s heirs donated the watercolour to the Museus d’Art de Barcelona.


Circa 1896

68.8 x 47.6 cm

Antònia de Miró i Anguera Bequest, presented by her adopted daughter Maria Concepció de Castellarnau, 1948

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Watercolour on paper
Subject: Genre and society
Century: 19th
Josep Tapiró - Núvia berber - Cap a 1896
Núvia berber