Spanish impressionist artist Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida is best knowm for his soarlomg sun-drenched Valencia bbeach scenes. He was an exroidinarily prolific artist, however, and also did quite a numberb ofimpressive portraits. We note one of Carlos y Eulalia Urcola painted about 1912. We have no idea who the father, Carlos Urcola Ibarra was, but he must have been very rich. We find another portrait of the man, this time with with his daughter, Eulalia painted by by José Marie de la Bastida y Fernandez. For some reason we find countless internet pages with this father daughter pair, but not a word as to who the father was. This is rather unusual for such an obviously highly regarded painting. Here rhe chidren wear similar velvet tunic outfits with lace collars and cuffs. The different colors make them look more differebt than they actually were. Notice the long stockings in matching colors. These would have been very expensive outfits. The ruffled collars American boys wore were much less expensive than the lace collars we see here. The children look to be about 3-8 years old.
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