Port of Barcelona, by Emili Sivillà i Torres

painting Port Barcelona Emili Sivillà

[El Port de Barcelona amb les esquadres europees per l’Exposició Universal de Barcelona de 1888], Emili Sivillà i Torres, 1888

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Núm. d’inventari: 8444

Nom d’objecte: painting

Títol: [El Port de Barcelona amb les esquadres europees per l’Exposició Universal de Barcelona de 1888] (The port of Barcelona with European squadrons for the Barcelona Universal Exposition of 1888)

Data de l’objecte: 1888

Autor: Emili Sivillà i Torres

Tècnica i material: oil on canvas.

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Oil painting on canvas showing the port of Barcelona during the 1888 Universal Exposition, one of the great events in the history of the city which began a period of significant urban transformation. As was common in such celebrations, some participating countries sent a representative of their navies, which resulted in a great ceremonial stop at the city’s port. The ships, decorated with flags and often firing salvos, became a notable spectacle. Sivillà’s painting shows the port during the days of the Exposition.