Alejandro and Luis Ferrant y Fischermans, the Painter's Nephews

Luis Ferrant, Luis Ferrant y Llausás1851

Museo Nacional del Romanticismo

Museo Nacional del Romanticismo

Born into a long line of artists, this pleasant portrait depicts Luis and Alejandro Ferrant y Fischermans, the painter’s nephews and stepsons. One of the most significant examples of the Romantic children’s portrait, this painting was done by Luis Ferrant y Llausás, already considered in the Isabelline period as an excellent portrait artist, who demonstrated his special sensibility for children’s portraits on numerous occasions. / The children are shown in a garden, where there is a pilaster with a classical structure and in the background a fountain topped by a sculpture of Cupid, both references probably harking back to the painter’s training in Rome. The vegetation is composed of bunches of violets that, just like the dog, establish a series of symbolic motifs around the children.

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  • Title: Alejandro and Luis Ferrant y Fischermans, the Painter's Nephews
  • Creator: Luis Ferrant
  • Date Created: 1851
  • Physical Dimensions: w133 x h160 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Museo Nacional del Romanticismo
  • External Link: CERES
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Signature: Luis Ferrant / 1851
  • Cultural Context: Spanish Romanticism