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Photo, Print, Drawing View of the Port of La Luz and the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Vista del Puerto de La Luz y ciudad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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Title

  • View of the Port of La Luz and the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Other Title

  • Vista del Puerto de La Luz y ciudad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Summary

  • This watercolor landscape, painted in about 1889, is by Eliseo Meifrèn y Roig (1859-1940), a Catalonian artist who specialized in impressionist marine seascapes. It represents a partial view of the Bay of La Isleta and Puerto de La Luz, near the northeast tip of the island of Gran Canaria, with the house of the maritime pilot and the English barges that supplied the coal trade. In the distance is the town of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, capital of the Spanish province of Las Palmas. The Puerto de La Luz, initially planned in the 1850s, was built in 1883-1903, largely through the drive of Fernando de León y Castillo (1842-1918), an influential local politician. A port existed there from the late 15th century. It was at one time a base for ships traveling between Spain and its New World colonies. In the late 19th century, it became an important stop for ships on routes between America, Africa, and Europe. The contract to build La Luz port was awarded to the British firm Swanston and Company and the work was overseen by Juan de León y Castillo, an engineer and brother of Fernando. This painting is in the collections of the León y Castillo House Museum, in Gran Canaria.

Names

  • Meifrén, Eliseo, 1859-1940 Artist.

Created / Published

  • [place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 1889.

Headings

  • -  Spain--Canary Islands--Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
  • -  1889
  • -  Boats
  • -  Docks and ports
  • -  Harbors
  • -  Impressionism (Art)
  • -  Lighthouses
  • -  Ports

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: Oil on canvas : 145 x 201 centimeters.
  • -  Original resource at: Cabildo of Gran Canaria, Canary Islands.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021670666

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Meifrén, Eliseo, Artist. View of the Port of La Luz and the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain Canary Islands Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, 1889. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670666/.

APA citation style:

Meifrén, E. (1889) View of the Port of La Luz and the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Spain Canary Islands Las Palmas De Gran Canaria, 1889. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021670666/.

MLA citation style:

Meifrén, Eliseo, Artist. View of the Port of La Luz and the City of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. [Place of Publication Not Identified: Publisher Not Identified] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021670666/>.