Her portraits are of the New Woman: well-educated, thoughtful, and increasingly in control of their own destiny.
In the 1870s, four major artists painted scenes of rowing and similar watersports – apparently independently.
Their working methods could hardly have been more different, but they shared a common interest.
It has been claimed that she “gave up painting” after marrying her more famous husband in 1884. Did his best student really stop painting like that?
With Chase, colleagues, and their students, he laid the foundations of American painting in the 20th century. But the nudes got him into trouble!
Sorolla was not the only major painter in Spain around 1900. Here are some major works from Simonet, from 1887 to 1899.