This highly evocative painting beautifully describes life in rural Argentina at the beginning of the 20th century. Purcará de Tilcara is an archeological sight built over many centuries by the indigenous people. By depicting people in their traditional dress, nobly working, the artist conveys a sense of another era.
Jose Roig was a Spanish artist who travelled and painted in Argentina. His works have sold internationally at auction for up to £4,000.
Artist name: José Roig (1898-1968)
Date Approx.: Early 20th century
Size approx.: Medium
Canvas: H 46 x W 38.3 x D 1.4 cm
Weight: 0.5 kg
Medium: Oil on canvas. Signed 'J. Roig' lower right. Titled and signed verso.
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