Oil on panel: 18.5 x 30.5 cm / 7.2 x 12 in
Signed lower right
Painter of figures, portraits, genre scenes, flowers and murals; sculptor.
José Llaneces started his training at evening classes in Madrid at the Escuela de Arte y Oficios, continuing later at the Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando. For many years, he lived in Paris where he associated with the colony of Spanish painters. He went to Argentina in or around 1912. He committed suicide in 1919, having been made a Knight of the Order of Charles III and received the Order of the Légion d’Honneur. During his time in Paris, he was engaged mostly in painting genre and bullfighting scenes which appealed to art dealers and collectors. Later in Madrid, he painted portraits of well known people, including Queen Maria Cristina. In Argentina, he painted murals for the gaming room at the Jockey Club.
Madrid 1863 - 1919
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 8, p. 1142.