The landscape painter Martín Rico (1833-1908) has born due to the collaboration of the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Meadows Museum in Dallas. It focuses on one of the most important Spanish painters of the second half of the nineteenth century and a pioneering figure in the introduction of landscape into Spain.
The Museo Nacional del Prado houses the largest and finest collection of works by Martín Rico, notably twelve oil paintings, forty sketchbooks and a recently acquired watercolour album. This extensive group of works makes it possible to present all the different phases within the career of this Madrid-born artist, from his early landscapes of the Sierra of Madrid to his compositions painted in Venice and Paris. The works from the Prado are shown alongside loans from international public and private collections, particularly from the USA where Martín Rico was particularly celebrated. The exhibition is structured chronologically and presents all the different periods in the artist’s career through his most important works.
“The landscape painter Martín Rico (1833-1908)” is on view through February 10 at Prado Museum, Paseo del Prado s/n, 28014 Madrid, +34913302800, http://www.museodelprado.es