Village street (El carrer del temple)
Village street (El carrer del temple)1894
de Joan Roig i Soler (Barcelona 1852-1909)
View of Badalona with Temple street, the house called Can Real and the church of Santa Maria and the Torre Vella in the background. In the foreground you see a street (now via Augusta), where there is a pottery saleswoman sitting with all the pieces lying on the floor around her. The scene is set on a sunny day, with a bright, cloudless sky, typical of the Sitges lighting school in which the author is framed.
We know the exact date when the painting was painted thanks to a note published in the weekly El Badalonés of May 12, 1894, which documents that Roig Soler was copying the natural one in Badalona, in particular a panoramic view of Temple street, with the church, the tower and Can Real.
We also know, at least, two more versions of a similar view: one kept in Carmen Thyssen’s collection and the other, in a private collection.
The work was acquired by Badalona City Council in 2000.Material: Oil on canvas Dimensions: 51 x 32 cm Ref.: MB inv. 7098
Altres peces del mateix període
- 19th and 20th century
- Anterior a 1848