A new chapter on nineteenth-century travelers. A new picture of that finisecular Córdoba. A virtually unknown painter, than we can follow in his footsteps but just through catalogs of exhibitions: Robert David Gauley.
We only have small biographical snippets of the author. Thanks to one of those catalogs we know who is 1875 in the small town of Ballylag, Ireland, and like many of his countrymen should be forced to emigrate soon after birth guided by the american dream, since all short reviews mark him as an American painter (North, obviously).
Of his life, bit. He was a pupil of the painter, collector and art teacher Denman Ross, which we know more: to have input on wikipedia. At twenty he had to make a first trip to Europe, since in 1895 I was in Córdoba and 1896 en Roma, which is witnessed by the paintings he did in those days.
Cordoba made at least two. A first, which leads to our entry, and a second, qualified Cordova, that should be hidden in the dungeons of a gallery or collector because it has been impossible to access it.
Our author died in 1943.