Museo de Casa de los Tiros. printer version

collections: growth of historical heritage

Puerta Elvira. Illustrates the news story
Puerta Elvira

Joseph Pennell

Puerta Elvira
Pen and ink on paper

Joseph Pennell, (Philadelphia 1860 ¿ New York 1926) trained as a draftsman and engraver in his native city, but then moved to London where he worked as a magazine and book illustrator. In 1914, on returning to the United States he settled in New York.

He travelled throughout Europe and the United States, producing drawings for series of engravings and lithographs.

In 1896 he travelled to Spain and produced drawings to illustrate the Stories of the Alhambra by the writer Washington Irving. This drawing was reproduced as an illustration in the Irving's work "The Alhambra", published in London in 1896.

Fajalauza plate. Illustrates the news story
Fajalauza plate

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz

Fajalauza plates

Manuel Ángeles Ortiz is totally connected with Granada. He is part of the cultural and intellectual scene and captures landscapes, districts, monuments etc. in his works. His artistic creativity makes him multifaceted. One aspect of this is ceramics which are closer to sculpture than to household items.

These plates were produced in the kilns of the ceramics workshop of Cecilio Morales, near the Puerta de Fajaluaza between 1963 and 1967. The artist from Jaén would use the basic colours of Granada ceramics and the traditional shapes to create themes.

View of the Plains of Granada. Illustrates the news story
View of the Plains of Granada

Ismael González de la Serna

View of the Plains of Granada, 1915
Oil painting on canvas
17.5 x 24 cm.

This work forms part of the youthful period of Ismael González de la Serna, where light and colour are the dominant factors.

With a palette of golden tones, the painter from Acci represents the plains of Granada, submersed in an intense light which passes through clouds and flooding the fertile land surrounding the city of Granada.