• Sin título (Madre e hija de don Buenaventura Valentín)

    “Sin título (Madre e hija de don Buenaventura Valentín)*”

    Date c.1856
    Dimensions 36" x 28"
    Category Painting
    Medium Oil on canvas
    Genre Portrait
    Period 19th Century
    Collection Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico Collection
    Acknowledgement *Title translation: Untitled (Mother and Daughter of Don Buenaventura Valentín)
  • Sin título (Madre e hija de don Buenaventura Valentín)

Ramón Atiles y Pérez

Ponce, PR, 1804-1875

Biography Details

Painter. Atiles was part of the small group of artists that succeeded José Campeche (1751-1809) and cultivated painting during the first half of the nineteenth century. Others in the group were Silvestre Andino and Joaquín Goyena. Atiles was not a direct student of Campeche, but he studied Campeche’s work and tried to emulate the great painter in his own work. He began to paint by copying the master’s work, and one of his most interesting paintings is a copy of a self-portrait by Campeche, the whereabouts of the original being unknown. His most distinguished contribution to Puerto Rican art of the period was in portraiture, in which he displayed great ability in capturing his subjects’ features. Scholars of the period have referred to him as a “skillful miniaturist.”

Artist Statement

His most outstanding contribution was made in the portraiture genre, in which he showed his ability to capture the details and the physiognomy of the portrayed.

Source: “Los tesoros de la pintura puertorriqueña”.  Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2000

Exhibitions

Group Shows

2007

  • Contexto puertorriqueño: del rococó colonial al arte global, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

2000

  • Los tesoros de la pintura puertorriqueña, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Collections

  • Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum, Teodoro Vidal Collection, Washington DC, United States

Bibliography

Catalogues

“Contexto puertorriqueño: del rococó colonial al arte global”, Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2007, p. 52. 

Books 

Delgado Mercado,Osiris. Historia General De Las Artes Plásticas En Puerto Rico: Tomo 1. 1st ed. San Juan: Editora Corripio, 1994.
“Los tesoros de la pintura puertorriqueña”.  Museo de Arte de Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2000.

Web

“Clerigo Desconocido (Unknown Cleric) by Ramon Atiles-Pérez”. Smithsonian Museum of American Art and the Renwick Gallery, http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=35834. 
“Dama Desconocida (Unknown Lady) by Ramon Atiles-Pérez”. Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery, http://americanart.si.edu/collections/search/artwork/?id=35835. 
“Untitled: Mother and Daughter of Mr. Buenaventura Valentín”. Google Art Project, <http://www.google.com/culturalinstitute/entity/%2Fm%2F05zv0xg?projectId=...