Pepilla the Gypsy and Her Daughter  1910

by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

Handsome and proud, Pepilla sits with one arm around her daughter's shoulders and her other hand on her hip. Both mother and daughter gaze directly out at the viewer. Just as the mother's gesture tenderly protects yet presents her daughter, Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida expressed tenderness in his portraits of Spanish people, particularly women and children. [br] With his ty...
181.6 x 110.5 cm (71 1/2 x 43 1/2 in.)
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of The Getty