|Mariano Fortuny's massive battlefield masterpiece,|
National Museum of Art of Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain.
|Mariano Fortuny Self-portrait, ca. 1860|
|Mariano Fortuny, hard at work on a preparatory drawing for his "big painting."|
|Capturing camp Abd-El-Kader in Tagin, Algeria. May 16, 1843, |
painted in 1844, Horace Vernet
|Capturing camp Abd-El-Kader in Tagin, Algeria. |
May 16, 1843 (detail), Horace Vernet.
|The Odalisque, 1861, Mariano Fortuny--lots more fun than painting battlefields.|
|The Tapestry Merchant (detail), 1870,|
|The Battle of Tetuan, 1862, full scale drawing, Mariano Fortuny|
|The Battle of Tetuan, 1863, Mariano Fortuny, as of when he gave up.|
|Battle of Tetuan (detail, center section), 1963,|
|Fortuny in his Studio in Rome around 1870. His "Big Picture" (on the wall in back)|
and the name, Vernet, continued to haunt him until his death.
|Fellow Catalan, Salvador Dali, seems not to have been the least bit |
intimidated by his version of The Battle of Tetuan, painted in 1952.