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‘Sports d’Hiver’ by de Marcilla, 1925
José Martí Garcés de Marcilla (Spanish, 1880-1932)
A large, original oil on canvas depicting a winter sports scene, circa 1925. Framed with a swept, gesso frame and unglazed.
Overall size: 82 x 48 inches (209 x 123 cm).
The interest in collecting vintage posters depicting classic winter sports resorts and activities of the Art Deco era has remained strong in recent years. Original oil paintings of the same genre are, by comparison, extremely scarce. ‘Sports d’Hiver’ is a huge oil on canvas by José Martí Garcés de Marcilla and dates from around 1925.
Martí Garcés de Marcilla, was born in Barcelona in 1800 and was an interior, landscape painter and muralist. Training under Valencian painter Vicente Borrás y Abellá, in 1907 he travelled to Paris to expand his artistic studies. Awarded at the 1911 International Exposition of Barcelona, de Marcilla was responsible for the ceiling frescoes dedicated to the Poblet Monestry at the San Jorge Hall of the Diputación de Barcelona. His works can be seen in the collection of the Museo del Prado in Madrid.