Seascape ich boats in the port of Malaga /S.Spain was executed in 1886 by good listed Spanish marine painter Jose Gärtner de La Pena (1866 Gibraltar - 1918 Madrid). Spanish painter specializing in marine and landscape. He began his training at the School of Fine Arts in Malaga, where he was a disciple of Emilio Ocón. He lived in England at the end of the decade of 1880 and early 1881, where he made numerous notes of marinas. He presented his works to national and international exhibitions, and in the national exhibitions of 1890 and 1892 he was awarded Third and Second medal, for the paintings titled The Calm and destruction of the Invincible Armada, respectively. He was also a laureate in the international exhibitions of Boston (1883), Berlin (1887), Brussels (1889), Washington (1890) and the Columbian of Chicago (1893).His works are in Museum of Malaga, Museum Prado, Madrid and in the collection of Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza.
Literature: in French: E. Benezit " Dictionary of painters, sculptors, decorators and etchers"(in French), Paris, 1999; in Spanish: Peña Hinojosa, Baltasar, Los pintores malagueños del siglo XIX, Málaga, Instituto de Cultura de la Diputación Provincial, 1964; José Gartner, cat. exp., Málaga, Caja de Ahorros Provincial, 1967; in on-line: artprice date base.
Inscription: signed, titled and dated 1886: "J. Gärtner, Málaga, 1886"
Technique: oil on canvas. Splendid original period gold-plated frame.
Measurements: unframed w 13 1/3" x h 9 2/3" (34 x 24,5 cm); framed w 19 7/8" x h 16" (50,5 x 40,5 cm).
Condition: in very good condition.