Tipos y Costumbres de la Isla de Cuba: Coleccion de Articulosby various authors, obra ilustrada por D. Victor Patricio de Landaluze.
Miguel de Villa, Habana, Cuba, 1881 – first edition, leather re-bound, 255 pgs. Folio 11 X 13.5 in. In Spanish language. With 20 illustrations.
Articles by Antonio Bachiller y Morales, J.V. Betancourt, M. Costales, Jose M. Cardenas y Rodriguez, Doctor Canta Claro, Enrique Fernandez Carrillo, Jose Joaquin Fernandez, Francisco de Paula Gelabert, J. Garcia de la Huerta, Vidriera Licenciado, Jose Agustin Milian, Carlos Norena, Fajardo Napoles, J.Q. Suzarte, Jose E. Triay, Fernando Urzais, Francisco Valerio, Manuel de Zequeira y Arango. Víctor Patricio de Landaluze (1828 – 8 June 1889) was a Spanish-born painter active for much of his career in Cuba. He is the best-known Cuban practitioner of costumbrismo, depicting Cuba peasants (guajiros), landowners, and slaves. He taught at the Academy of San Alejandro in Havana, and served as its director. He opposed Cuban independence, an attitude reflected in his work; nevertheless his paintings provide a valuable view of nineteenth-century Cuban society. His works also depict a somewhat idealized view of plantation life.Good, likely re-bound with leather at spine some years ago, light soiling, bumped corners,front hinge starting withfive small pieces of modern Scotch tape added though need for them is unclear, back hinge cracked, no markings, scattered light foxing.
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