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Portrait of a Woman

<p><em>Retrat de la senyoreta Dulce</em> (Portrait of Miss Dulce), Antoni Caba i Casamitjana, 19<sup>th</sup> century, oil on canvas, 46 &times; 36 cm. Photo: Pere Cornellas, 2014</p>

Retrat de la senyoreta Dulce (Portrait of Miss Dulce), Antoni Caba i Casamitjana, 19th century, oil on canvas, 46 × 36 cm. Photo: Pere Cornellas, 2014

“Antoni Caba worked almost exclusively in portraiture. His portraits are extremely dignified and realistic, and he does not seek to flatter the sitter but instead to provide faithful image of them; nor does he seek brilliance through precious decorative details. Caba is a portraitist of a sober, settled bourgeoisie where their not-too-distant popular roots can always be glimpsed.” (Francesc Fontbona)

This description by Fontbona perfectly matches this female portrait by Antoni Caba i Casamitjana (Barcelona, 1838-1907) conserved at the Museum of Granollers. Extraordinarily beautiful, it emanates the personality of a strong, sensual woman.

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