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Galerie Perrin

Dedicated to the arts for the past three generations, the Perrin family is one of the most acclaimed authorities in French 18th century fine art. From its prestigious showroom on the Faubourg Saint Honoré in Paris, the Galerie Perrin radiates 17th, 18th and early 19th century art onto the world.

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José Maria Sert, The Defense of the Alcazar, Sketch for the Chapel of the Alcazar in Toledo, 1943

José Maria SERT
(Barcelona 1874 -1945)

The defense of the Alcazar,
sketch for the chapel of the Alcazar in Toledo

Spanish school, 1943
Oil and gold leaf on panel
H. 116 cm (45 5/8 in.), L. 89 cm (35 in.)

Private collection

Intended to decorate the chapel of the Alcazar, the canvas represents one of the most surprising episodes of the Spanish Civil War: the siege of the Alcazar.

In it, Sert depicts the Virgin of the Rosary sheltering kneeling Nationalist soldiers in the undulating folds of her massive veil, emphasizing the faith of the martyrs of Catholic Spain, who enjoy her divine protection.

It helps hold up one of the pillars that support a huge wooden door that closes a gap in one of the walls of the enclosure.

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