Don José Ygnacio de Cervantes de Ozta y de Velasco
Attributed to Jesus Corral, Unknown Mexican
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
Oil on canvas
Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund
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Attributed to Jesus Corral. Don José Ygnacio de Cervantes de Ozta y de Velasco, ca. 1835. Oil on canvas, 32 1/16 x 25 in. (81.4 x 63.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Collection Fund and Dick S. Ramsay Fund, 52.166.9 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 52.166.9.jpg)
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Don Jose Ygnacio de Cervantes Ozta (1815-1838).
An oil painting by an unknown artist shows him in three-quarter length view facing to the left of the picture. He has brown hair and a mustache. He is dressed in a green uniform with silver braid front and epaulets, a red sash and red pants. He holds a gold headed cane in his right hand while the lower part of his left arm and hand are not visible. He served as a Colonel in the Mexican Army. He died as a young man, unmarried, and it is said that he died while playing "coleadero" a sport similar to the rodeo of the North American cowboy.
Condition: Fairly good, though some scratches can be seen in his hair, and at the bottom and left side of the picture.
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