125 YEARS OF CAU FERRAT. The construction of an ideal (1894-2019)

Blueprint of the Cau Ferrat

Francesc Rogent i Pedrosa (Barcelona, 1864-1898)
Blueprint of the Cau Ferrat. Sitges, October 1893
Ink on parchment paper
Museu del Cau Ferrat, Sitges. Adquisició del Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges, 2013

Francesc Rogent i Pedrosa (Barcelona, 1864-1898)

Blueprint of the Cau Ferrat. Sitges, October 1893

Ink on parchment paper

Museu del Cau Ferrat, Sitges. Adquisició del Consorci del Patrimoni de Sitges, 2013

In 1893, Rusiñol asked his friend, the architect Francesc Rogent, to transform two simple buildings facing the sea, Can Faula and Can Sense, into his home Sitges. And we say “home” because, in fact, Cau Ferrat wasn’t the painter's atelier, given that Rusiñol painted outdoors. Rogent worked on a few projects headed by his father, the renowned architect Elies Rogent, as well as on the restoration of the Santa Maria de Ripoll monastery. Among some of his works in Barcelona, we can highlight the Condal Fronton (1896), on Rossellón Street between the one on Balmes and the Rambla de Catalunya, or the famous Café Colón (1897), at Plaça de Catalunya with Passeig de Gràcia, or the building on the Rambla de Santa Mònica that housed the Napoleons’ famous photographic studio (1892).

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