I saw this etching of the fortress church of San Bartolomé on Facebook and no one was talking about it, so I grabbed it. At first, I thought it belonged to the Parisian artist Andre Lambert, who settled in Jávea around 1920 and made his paradise on the Costa Blanca a meeting place for international figures from the world of art and culture. His ashes have been part of the Portichol pine forests since his death in 1967 

I looked at his etchings again, but this one did not belong to him. So after a lot of research on Google, I do not know who it belongs to.

** Report by Karla Ingleton Darocas  (KarlaDarocas.com)

Never mind, I'll just talk about it. I can tell you that it's definitely from the Romantic era, because that was a time when artists decided that Romantic enthusiasm could come from architecture and many artists used their imagination to document illustrious buildings. Therefore, the people in these works are rather tiny pieces of decoration 

I suspect that this print must have been made somewhere between the mid and late 1800s. We can see that the space around the church is covered with dirt. dirty. We can also see that the façade of the building was damaged by the Napoleonic-French Wars, as the church was defeated by French troops around 1808 or 1809 

On the far left we can also see a piece of a neoclassical/romantic building. This is the mansion of the Bolufer family, built in the late 1800s 

To the right of the church are small trees that were not there in 1954 when Vicente Bisquert Riera, better known as Vicent de Gràcia, built the fountain from Tosca stone.


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