There is no record Vasily Polenov (1844-1927), prominent Russian painter the horse between him nineteenth and twentieth acronym, It was sometime in Cordoba. However, invoking some idealized image of the city, rather it should relate to the stereotypical image of eastern Andalusia, did this watercolor presented on this occasion entitled precisely Cordova.
Scattered biographical data indicate that the network was a great traveler, happening in the seventies by Italy, Germany and France, and subsequently, for Middle East, where I got the inspiration for his most famous works, those devoted to biblical passages. However, the importance of our author is given as the first Russian painter who, in the wake of pioneering authors such as Turner, He practiced in his native Russia painting a plain air.
He was also a composer of operas and decorator operatic and theatrical performances. It is this aspect which leads us to conjecture that this watercolor, preserved precisely the Theatre Museum in Moscow Bakhrushin, could be a preparatory sketch for a stage background to mark the staging of a work (opera theater) Spanish-themed.
Anyway, consider very important this instantiation of Córdoba imagined at the hands of an important Russian painter.