BERUETE, Aureliano
(b. 1845, Madrid, d. 1912, Madrid)

Hawthorn in Blossom

1911
Oil on canvas, 66 x 100 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

Beruete was the pupil of Carlos de Haes who encouraged him to paint studies direct from nature before doing studio paintings of a relaxed kind from them. Beruete followed Haes in his preference for landscape, concentrating on the region around Madrid and Toledo. When the influence of French Impressionism made itself apparent, as in Hawthorn in Blossom, it was with a Castilian austerity rather than with the light, cheerful touch of the French.