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Sorolla’s rose

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A current exhibition, Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, at the National Gallery London, until 7 July, includes a painting ‘A rose bush at Sorolla’s house’, painted in 1918-19.  This shows a yellow rose on the facade of the artist’s house in Madrid.  The label notes that:

‘According to Sorolla’s children when their father [1863-1923] died the rose bush became ill, and, after Clotide [Sorolla’s wife, 1864-1929] passed away, it withered entirely.’

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