Lot 296
José Ruiz Blasco (Spanish, 1838-1913), Paisaje de Pueblo (Village Landscape)
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Oil on panel, signed "Ruiz" at lower right, retains label from Madrid antiques store to verso, in giltwood frame.

Sight size 6 x 11 1/2 in.; Frame dimensions 11 x 16 1/2 in.

Private Collection, North Carolina

José Ruiz Blasco (José Ruiz y Blasco), an accomplished artist and art teacher in his own right, was also Pablo Picasso's father and his first art teacher. Ruiz y Blasco taught drawing at the Escuela Provincial de Bellas Artes in Spain, specializing in still life, landscape, and avian imagery. He later moved to La Coruña then Barcelona to continue teaching. Ruiz y Blasco gave Picasso his first art lessons when Picasso was only seven years old.

Some minor light surface grime; chipping and loss to frame.

$800 - 1,200