Francisco Sans Castaño (Barcelona, 1868-1937) - Escena familiar

Francisco Sans Castaño (Barcelona, 1868-1937) - Escena familiar
Gouache - Signed - c.1910


The painting is signed by the author at the bottom

In good condition

Properly framed

Dimensions of the painting: 25 cm height x 35 cm wide

Dimensions of the frame: 43 cm high x 53 cm wide


Biography of the artist:

He was a Spanish painter who stood out for his portraits and still lifes.

Francisco Sans Castaño studied in the Escuela de Bellas Artes Sant Jordi in Barcelona. He was a disciple of painter José Serra Porson.

Francisco Sans Castaño was a skilled portraitist. He falls within the scope of the 19th century Catalan realism, which in the field of the portrait immortalized the petite and haute bourgeoisie in Barcelona. He also made portraits of leading personalities of the moment, among which whe should highlight Angel Guimerà, Alfonso XIII, Juan Sallarès, Joaquín Farres y Almerich and José Ricart y Giralt. He also portrayed types of Spanish women with the classical mantilla and interesting gypsy women heads.

In addition to his portraits, he was a prolific painter of still lifes, flowers and landscapes. He also collaborated with different publications from the time, and he illustrated several books, among which we should highlight La Tierra Catalana ( stories, fiestas, customs and regions) by Teodoro Baro, Sebastian Sarnes, José Mª Folch y Torres and Ramon Pomes, published in 1905.

He participated in the Exposiciones Nacionales de Bellas Artes in the years 1882, 1887 (honourable mention), 1890, 1899 and 1910. In Barcelona he became famous in the Exposición General de Bellas Artes in 1894. Also in his home city he obtained the third medal in the 1911 Universal exhibition.

Francisco Sans Castaño took part in different collective exhibitions in different salons in Barcelona, and he participated in the Witcomb Salon in Buenos Aires in 1907 and 1908. Among his individual exhibitions we should highlight the ones held in Barcelona, in the Sala Parés in 1918 and in the Salón El Siglo in 1923. In this last exhibition, the most part of his works were purchased, and that led him to exhibit his works again in the same gallery in 1925.

His works are represented in the modern art museums of Barcelona and Madrid.

Lot details
Francisco Sans Castaño (Barcelona, 1868-1937)
Title of artwork
Escena familiar
Overall in good condition
Sold with frame
Image size
25×35 cm
Total dimensions
43×53×3 cm
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