45 x 38 cm Framed
The very same Francisco Montes Reina Paquiro, conversing with a young woman, finds himself in another composition by José Elbo, Torero and Maya, in the collection of Mister Crochin, (Madrid). In the work of José Elbo, the influence that Francesco Goya exerted on his style is evident. He enrolled in the studio of Perez Sanchez, in the presence of Goy y la poyesco en el Liceo Artistico y Literario de Madrid (Goya n° 305 ; March – April 2005 ; pp. 93 -104).
Sotheby’s sale London, 19th March 1980, n° 185
Then Paris Collection of Josef Hernandez 2011, where acquired by Derek Johns.
London, Sotheby’s, 19th March 1980, n° 185 (38 x 31 cm) A portrait of Francesco Montes and A portrait of a cavalier. Another version with several differences is conserved in the Escoriaça collection, Madrid.
A monographic exhibition dedicated to José Elbo took place in Ubeda, his birthplace, in 1998 and was accompanied by a catalogue.