Profile of an Indigenous Noble, ca. 1892

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Leandro Izaguirre. Perfil de un Noble Indígena, ca. 1892. Mexico. Signed. Technique: Watercolor on Paper. Size: 22 x 17 inches.

Leandro Izaguirre was a Mexican painter, illustrator and teacher. He entered the Academia de San Carlos in Mexico City in 1884. He is perhaps best known for his Torture of Cuauhtémoc which he would demonstrate a year later in Philadelphia and win an award for. The realist painting depicts the last Aztec emperor Cuauhtémoc.
For some years Izaguirre was a professor at the Academia, and had work commissioned in Europe. He also worked as an illustrator for the magazine Mundo ilustrado.

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