26 Works, Today, May 15th. is Nicolae Grigorescu’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #133

Attributed to Nicolae Grigorescu (Romanian, 1838–1907)
Equestrian fight

Oil on Canvas
18.5 x 47 cm. (7.3 x 18.5 in.)
Private collection

Nicolae Grigorescu (R15 May 1838–21 July 1907) was one of the founders of modern Romanian painting.

He was born in Romania. In 1843 his family moved to Bucharest. At a young age he became an apprentice at the workshop of the Czech painter Anton Chladek and created icons for the church of Băicoi and the Monastery of Căldăruşani. In 1856 he created the historical composition Mihai scăpând stindardul (Michael the Brave saving the flag), which he presented to the Wallachian Prince Barbu Ştirbei, together with a petition asking for financial aid for his studies…

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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