The Alicante painter José Aparicio portrayed the family of Gaspar Soliveres inside a luxurious cabinet decorated with a Ferdinand-style dressing table. On the right of the canvas is Gaspar de Soliveres, dressed in the dress uniform of Colonel of the Provincial Hunters of the Royal Guard of Ferdinand VII and decorated with the Knight’s Cross of the Most Noble and Distinguished Order of Charles III and the Cross of Distinction of Madrid. In the centre of the composition is his wife dressed in a red velvet dress and his two daughters protected by their mother’s arms, while on the left is a male figure wearing the uniform of an Infantry Captain of the King’s or Queen’s Regiment. It goes without saying that Gaspar Soliveres was a famous military man, a knight of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre and of the Royal and distinguished Order of Charles III. Although he is depicted in the uniform of a colonel, it is known from the documentation of the period that he held the rank of captain from 1829, as is attested by the paper his daughter holds (To Captain Don Gaspar. 1831). José Aparicio’s brushstroke thus shows how the clothes and interiors of those families with military roots in the 19th century took shape, with their curtains, mirrors, dresses and rich carpets.
Project: 4. Family, daily life and social inequality in Europe., 5. Power and powers in the history of Europe: oligarchies, political participation and democracy.
Scope: Secondary education, Baccalaureate, University
Resource type: Image
Format: Oil on canvas (235 x 205 cm)
Source: Museo del Romanticismo (Madrid)
Owner: Álvaro Romero González (Modernalia)
Copyright: Museo del Romanticismo (Madrid)
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