PUEBLA Y TOLIN, Dióscoro Teófilo de la (1831 - 1901)
[image: The Dance]
Media: oil on panel
Size: 26.8 x 35.1 cm
Acquired: 1912; Transfer; Cardiff Museum
Accession Number: NMW A 2551
Born at Melgar de Fermantel in the province of Burgos, Puebla Tolin studied in Madrid and Rome. Subsequently a professor at Cadiz and Madrid, he specialised in history paintings and genre scenes. This cabinet painting of dancers in late eighteenth century dress dates from around 1871 and is a reduced variant of a large composition of a Minuet.