Ramon Tusquets y Maignon “Un Gitano” Painting

Ramon Tusquets y Maignon (Italian/Spanish, 1837-1904). Oil on canvas painting titled “Un Gitano (A Gypsy)” depicting a portrait of a man leaning against a wall, his arm propped up on a jug. Signed and inscribed “Granada” along the lower left above the jug. With a paper from the Spanish Chamber of Commerce and Arts in Rome (Camara de Comercio y Artes de Espana en Roma) affixed along the verso. Though he was initially pressured to enter the world of commerce by his father, Ramon Tusquets turned to his real passion, painting, after the death of his father. He studied with a local artist named Ramon Moline before studying at the Chigi Academy. He trained and was active in Naples for many years where he began painting works with an “Orientalist” theme as well as being influenced by the works of Domenico Morelli and other Neapolitan painters like the Group of Portici. Sight; height: 37 in x width: 29 in. Framed; height: 49 1/2 in x width: 42 in.