List of illustrations

  • Self-Portrait
  • Free Women of Color with Their Children and Servants in a Landscape
  • From Spaniard and Black, Mulatto
  • Chimneysweeper
  • Escaped Slave Fighting with Bloodhounds
  • Mulatta Woman and Her Dueña
  • Henri Christophe, King of Haiti
  • The Oath of the Ancestors
  • Portrait of Miss Madeleine Lachenais (known as Manzè Joutte)
  • Discovery of America
  • A View in the Island of Jamaica
  • Fern Walk, Jamaica
  • Port-au-Prince
  • St. Thomas Beach with Figures
  • Landscape
  • Mother and Son
  • Self-Portrait
  • Lady on Horseback
  • The Divine Shepherdess
  • Doña María de los Dolores Gutiérrez del Mazo y Pérez
  • Governor Don Miguel Antonio de Ustáriz
  • Portrait of Dr. Francisco Oller
  • Woman Bullfighter on Horseback
  • Portrait of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres
  • The Fugitive
  • Paul Cézanne Painting Out of Doors
  • Shepherd Tending his Flock
  • River Scene
  • Isolated Rock
  • The Student
  • Man at His Desk
  • Self-Portrait
  • Banks of the Seine
  • The River Oise near Pontoise
  • Coconut Palms by the Sea, St. Thomas
  • The Old Ceiba Tree at Ponce
  • Hacienda La Fortuna
  • Hacienda Aurora
  • French Landscape I
  • French Landscape II
  • French Garden
  • Mountain Landscape with a Figure
  • The Wake
  • In the Land of the Sea: Ouessant Women watching over a Dead Infant (Au Pays de la Mer: gens d'Ouessant veillant un enfant mort)
  • Study for The Wake (Two Women)
  • Study for The Wake
  • Preparation of the Dead Girl
  • The School of Master Rafael Cordero
  • Portrait of Fray Iñigo Abbad y Lasierra
  • Portrait of Manuel Sicardó y Osuna
  • The Schoolmaster
  • The Schoolmaster
  • Portrait of Pierre-Joseph Proudhon and His Children, 1853
  • The Battle of Treviño
  • The Battle of Treviño
  • The Battle of Treviño (Colonel Contreras)
  • Reverie—The Letter
  • House on the Canal, Venice
  • The Surrender of Breda
  • Doña Juana "la Loca
  • Execution of Torrijos and his Companions on the Beach at Málaga
  • The Battle of Wad-Rass
  • The Battle of Tetuán
  • Arab Fantasia
  • The Capture of the Smala of Abd-el-Kader by the Duke d'Aumale at Taguin, May 16, 1843
  • Friedland, 1807
  • Still Life with Plantains
  • Still Life with Coconuts
  • Still Life (with Mamoncillos, Coconuts, Pomegranates, and Grapes)
  • Still Life
  • Still Life with Lemons, Oranges, and a Rose
  • Still Life with Game, Vegetables, and Fruits
  • Still Life with Sweets and Pottery
  • Still Life with Melon and Pears
  • Coconuts
  • Slender Gourds
  • Yellow Plantains
  • Still Life with Bananas, Pitcher, and Cashews
  • Still Life with Jug, Mangoes, and Mameyes
  • Still Life with Apples and Pitcher
  • Still Life
  • Mangoes
  • Pineapples
  • Landscape with Royal Palm
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Portrait of President William McKinley
  • Portrait of President William McKinley, detail
  • Portrait of President William McKinley, detail
  • Portrait of Marshall Orme Wilson
  • Portrait of Colonel Francisco Enrique Contreras
  • Governor George W. Davis
  • Title page from A Photographic History of the Spanish-American War
  • President William McKinley
  • Portrait of President William Howard Taft
  • Portrait of Governor José Dufresne
  • Portrait of President William Howard Taft
  • Oller in the Hacienda Aurora
  • Carbon Copies: Homage to "The Wake"
  • Visiting "The Wake"
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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~My first trips to the Caribbean occurred when, as a graduate student, I traveled to Puerto Rico to see the distinguished collection of European art at the Museo de Arte de Ponce. At the same time, I was introduced to the art of Francisco Oller, a painter whose work I had never seen in person but had admired in photographs. I was fascinated by the points of...
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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~The self-portrait of Francisco Oller y Cestero was painted c. 1889–92, when he was just shy of his sixtieth birthday (fig....
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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~From the beginning of his artistic formation in San Juan in the 1850s, Francisco Oiler developed a distinguished career as a landscapist, portraitist, and painter of still lifes, genre paintings, and history paintings. His work is varied, and his styles developed gradually as he studied with a local master in Puerto Rico and, later, in...
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Related print edition pages: pp.9-44

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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~~Francisco Manuel Oller y Cestero was born on June 17, 1833, into a family of Spanish upper-middle-class origin. His grandparents on the side of his father, Cayetano Juan Oller y Frómesta, came from Catalonia. The family of his mother,...
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Related print edition pages: pp.47-89

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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~~Francisco Oller painted The School of Master Rafael Cordero between 1890 and 1892 (fig. 48), some time prior to starting work on his most famous painting, The Wake. This portrait has been discussed in the monographic literature on Oller; it has been included in exhibitions of his work and...
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Related print edition pages: pp.91-113

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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~~The Battle of Treviño marks a watershed within the oeuvre of Francisco Oller (fig. 54). Painted in Madrid in 1879, it...
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Related print edition pages: pp.115-135

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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~~In c. 1893, Francisco Oller painted two of his most beautiful and evocative still lifes. Still Life with Plantains (Naturaleza muerta con plátanos verdes) and Still Life with Coconuts (Naturaleza muerta con cocos) were conceived as a pair (figs. 67...
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~~Oller’s Portrait of President William McKinley (1898) is a recent addition to the list of known paintings by the artist (fig. 86). Lost for one hundred years, the work was first exhibited in public in New York in...
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Related print edition pages: pp.159-174

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Description: From San Juan to Paris and Back: Francisco Oller and Caribbean Art in the Era of...
~The work of Francisco Oller has permeated the imagination of Puerto Rican artists in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In 1984, the conceptual/performance artist and painter Rafael Ferrer used Oller’s Hacienda Aurora for a well-known...
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Related print edition pages: pp.175-178

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