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Portrait of Anita Ramírez in Black

Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta

European Art

On View: Beaux-Arts Court, North, 3rd Floor
Captivated by the vivid nightlife of Parisian cabarets, Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta painted its colorful performers, including the Spanish dancer Anita Ramírez. Zuloaga matched Ramírez’s almost theatrical costuming, featuring a Spanish mantilla, or lace shawl, with her confrontational gaze and cheeky pose. Here, the famous cathedral and ancient city walls of Segovia, Spain, are reduced to a backdrop, a pictorial device the artist often employed.
MEDIUM Oil on canvas
  • Place Made: Europe
  • DATES 1916
    DIMENSIONS 75 1/8 x 51 1/2 in. (190.8 x 130.8 cm) frame: 80 x 56 in., 79 lb. (203.2 x 142.2 cm, 35.83kg)  (show scale)
    SIGNATURE Signed lower left: "I. Zuloaga"
    COLLECTIONS European Art
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Beaux-Arts Court, North, 3rd Floor
    CREDIT LINE Museum Collection Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION Ignacio Zuloaga y Zabaleta (Spanish, 1870-1945). Portrait of Anita Ramírez in Black, 1916. Oil on canvas, 75 1/8 x 51 1/2 in. (190.8 x 130.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund, 18.41
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