View of the Town and Harbor of Toulon (La villa y rada de Tolón)

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View of the Town and Harbor of Toulon (La villa y rada de Tolón)

1771
Paintings
Oil on canvas
Framed: 43 3/4 x 63 3/8 x 3 in. (111.13 x 160.97 x 7.62 cm); Unframed: 40 x 60 7/8 in. (101.5 x 154.5 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art Deaccession Fund (M.2007.197.1)
Currently on public view:
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Curator Notes

This work by Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz was based on engravings of the original series of paintings, Ports de France, by the French artist Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714–1789)....
This work by Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz was based on engravings of the original series of paintings, Ports de France, by the French artist Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714–1789). Vernet’s series comprised fifteen paintings, which were completed between 1753 and 1765. Commissioned for Louis XV of France by Abel-François Poisson (1727-1781), marquis de Marigny and brother of Madame de Pompadour, the series enjoyed immediate success and was disseminated widely through prints. The paintings by Morlete Ruiz bear the royal Spanish coat of arms, and it is likely they were commissioned by viceroy Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa (r. 1771-1779). Ilona Katzew, 2008
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