This painting by Esquivel proves that he was the best children's portraitist of Isabelline times, especially because of his ability to capture their expressions. / This work is characterized by the careful description of the children's clothes and toys and by the way of depicting them so naturally, which is hard to put on canvas. It also reflects a certain influence of the English painting he saw in Seville, his hometown.


  • Title: Children playing with a ram
  • Creator: Antonio Mª Esquivel
  • Date Created: 1843
  • Location Created: Logroño, Spain
  • Physical Dimensions: w138 x h187 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Rights: Museo Nacional del Romanticismo
  • External Link: CERES
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Signature: A. Esquivel ft. 1843.
  • Cultural Context: Spanish Romanticism

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