José Camarón Boronat, ‘An Algerian Woman’, 1771-80 , British Museum

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About José Camarón Boronat

José Camarón Boronat descended from a family of multi-disciplinary artists; his received his first training in the workshops of his father Nicolas Camarón and uncle Eliseus Boronat, a sculptor and miniaturist. He continued training by copying the works of Titian, Peter Paul Rubens, and Anthony van Dyck, and studied briefly with Rococo painter Miguel Posadas. Camarón’s first paintings were landscapes and miniatures, but he later expanded his repertoire to include many genres and subjects within painting, including portraits, seascapes, allegories, and both religious and secular narratives. Camarón’s genre paintings were his most popular, featuring stylish and festive protagonists rendered with a Rococo-influenced style. Camarón was also adept in producing frescos, altarpieces, sculpture, architectural designs, and prints. His works are sometimes confused with those produced by his son, José Juan Camarón, because of their similar signatures.

Spanish, 1731-1803