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The prolific Spanish painter Francisco Pradilla Ortiz was best known for his historical scenes. Many of his paintings are famous for depicting the history of Spain. Here are some of the works that are the most representative of his style. All of them are worth looking at. There are several reasons why you should consider buying one of his paintings. Here are three of them: a. He was prolific; b. He specialized in historical scenes; c. His subject matter was generally political or social.

In 1878, Pradilla won a major prize at the Exposicion Nacional de Bellas Artes in Madrid. He then received a commission for a large painting. It was a depiction of the capitulation of Granada. It was installed in the Palacio del Senado, or Palace of the Cortes in Madrid. In 1886, he became director of the Museo del Prado in the city.

The artist's style is unique and influenced by the work of Velazquez, Titian, and El Greco. He was also heavily influenced by Ribera and El Greco. He also studied the Greek and Roman texts as well as Spanish historical documents. His love of study led him to have a large library of rare books. His work was widely exhibited. As a result, Pradilla earned a great deal at auctions.

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