The Masrieras were a family of artists who ran their own goldsmith and jewellery business. They had ties to artistic circles and societies, both in terms of industry and business and culture. They were travellers with an interest in the latest trends. They travelled throughout Europe to the main artistic and cultural events of the time, especially the Salons organised in Paris and the national and international exhibitions. This contributed to their promotion and recognition within Catalonia and Spain. The female figure with the mantilla shawl, in a refined and realistic style, is an example of the portrait and taste of the refined bourgeoisie of the time.

Year 1880

Oil on canvas

108x86 cm

Josep Masriera Manovens, 1841 - 1912