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The Aspiring Lancer signed Fernz.


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The Aspiring Lancer signed Fernz.

A truly charming portrait of a young boy by Joaquin Manuel Fernandez Cruzado, signed Fernz. To the subject's left is a lancer on a charging horse; neither a toy nor necessarily a sculpture, is this a prophetic self portrait? 8.5 in x 9.5 in. The work approx. 4.5" in x 5.5" in
Joaquin Manuel Fernandez Cruzado (1781-1856) born in the city of Jerez de la Frontera in the province of Cadiz, son of a sculptor father, Jose Fernandez Guerrero. During his time studying art in Madrid the Spanish War of Independence began and Cruzado was enlisted as a soldier in the Spanish Army in order to fight against Napoleon's troops. He remained part of the Spanish Army for many years, rising to the rank of Captain in 1819. He eventually returned home in 1824 where he took over his father's former position at the School of Fine Arts, Cadiz, rediscovering his love of painting. Most of his work was completed during the 1850s and his paintings can be found in the Cathedral of Cadiz and the Museums of Fine Arts, Bilbao and Cadiz. Painted in oil on metal, within a deep gilt moulding frame, Spanish, circa 1850.


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Walpoles is an antiques business that has been established for more than 35 years with an extensive stock which can be divided into three broad themes: "The Army" encompassing colonial furniture and works of art, folk art of the British soldier as well as campaign furniture, pictures and objects of a military theme; "The Navy" covering fine and folk art associated with the British Royal and Merchant Navy fleets as well as fine art and objects that fall under a title of "The China Trade"; and finally there is an established core of furniture, pictures and works of art typical of "The English Country House".

Founded by Graham Walpole, the business first set up in Church Street, in London’s Marylebone, and by the end of the 1980s had moved to Westbourne Grove, from where they dealt until the turn of the last century. In 2004 Walpoles relocated to their home town of Greenwich and joined the British Antiques Dealers Association but now work from 111 Portobello Road. Please be aware that this shop is too small to show all of the stock on the website and that you should make an enquiry before your journey to ensure that the item in question is there for you to see. We are open every day, with the exception of Sundays, between the hours of 10 a.m. & 4 p.m., (Saturday 7.00 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

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