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Ships in the Harbour, Francisco Esteve Botey

Ships in the Harbour, Francisco Esteve Botey

Inv. No. CE4/00107

This print was made by etched and engraving zinc plate. This scene forms the central motif of the triptych, Barcas en el Puerto (c.1920).

The artist is Francisco Esteve Botey (1884-1955). Esteve Botey taught at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Fernando de Madrid and dedicated his life to the study and techniques of engraving. He also restored recovered artistic material, such as the original copper plates of ‘La Tauromaquia', by Goya. He continued his teaching at the Society of Arts and the School of Arts and Crafts in Madrid. He published several books devoted to engraving, such as 'El desnudo en el arte' (1926), 'Historia del grabado' (1936), 'Francisco de Goya y Lucientes' (1944), etc. In 1944, he won the National Engraving Prize for a series of six lithographs.

In the National Exhibition of 1920, held in Madrid, he was awarded the Gold Medal. He was also awarded the Gold Medal in the 1929 Art Exposition, held in Barcelona.

Madrid’s National Engraving Centre holds all three scenes of the triptych.

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