Francesc Torrescassana

Barcelona, 1845 – 1918
El trabajo (The job)Oil on canvas 182 x 144 cm

Clear example of the generation shift from the nineteenth to the twentieth century, with a diversity that broadened the themes of Catalan painting: the pure landscapes shared a space with the historical paintings and the more exotic ones. The latter were the fruit of a trip to Egypt where he painted the passage of the first Spanish ship that crossed the Suez Canal.