Joaquim Vayreda
(Gerona 1843- Olot 1894)

Oil on canvas
40 x 48 cm.

Vayreda is one of the most prominent catalan painters of the 19th century.
He studied with Ramon Marti i Alsina and founded the Olot Arts Center, core of the Olot School of Landscape Painting.
In this artwork the surface dirt and oxidisation of the varnish layer prevented from correctly appreciating the brightness of colors and the original tonality of the paint layer. It was necessary to remove the varnish in order to bring back the artworks original appearance.