Here is the complete portrait.


  1. Is that one of your father's pieces?
    I particularly love her lips & the flowers... the way they are so deep & vibrant in contrast to her dress.

  2. Quinty's sense of decorum might forbid an invitation to explore more fully the beautiful work of Luis Quintanilla. If you click the link to his profile you'll find a way to see more. I've been in love with his work since I first saw one of his paintings 50 years ago. At last Paul's father is achieving recognition he deserves---which also means, of course, the painting above, which is for sale, is probably beyond the means of the average Wulfshead denizen.

  3. Thanks gents for the comments.

    The owner, an antiques dealer, wants mucho money for it. He already has an offer of ten thousand dollars but that's not enough for him. For one of my father's paintings ten grand is a great deal of money. You can sometimes pick one up for less than a thousand.

    Yes, twenty drawings went on display in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, in an adjoining gallery to Guernica. This will the first widespread exposure his work will receive in many decades. Those coming to and fro from Guernica will see the drawings. Some will stop. And among the hundreds daily who pass by a few will actually see.

    Yes, I think it is a lovely portrait. He never caught on here in the United States. And while Franco was dictator of Spain (37 years) he couldn't return to Spain. So from the celebrity he first had when he arrived (the drinking buddy of Hemingway, etc.) he gradually became quite obscure. This was New York, in the forties and fifties. When Abstract Expressionism was all the rage. He was painting things like the portrait above.

  4. As you can see, jin and other friends, there is much more to the story. Quinty, I suggest you click jin's profile...and prepare yourself for some delicious confections.

  5. My hallucinations are endless. I'd swear that I'd seen a portrait by Quintanilla just like this one in the Lounge. Was it the same painting? Did it just happen to be here on loan, or...?

    I mean if the antiques dealer has one, and The Wulfshead had one just like it on display, and they are not one and the same, it can only mean....

    I wonder whether Ernest Hemingway or Gerald and Sara Murphy ever visited the Wulfshead in the 1920's.

  6. Now you've made me, the resident expert, wonder.

    Did they serve absynthe here in the twenties? Did Lincoln ever visit? And what were Jefferson and Ben Franklin discussing over there in that corner? Or have I drifted off merely into a sweet alcoholic dream imaging stirring conversations and exciting social interchange when the night is blue and the bar is empty?

    Oh well, maybe I'll pick myself up from the table and introduce myself to Jin, hoping..... There appears to be much sweetness in that site there.....

  7. I'll go with you. Together we actually might add up to just one of her regular gentleman callers. I'll be Toby Belch and you be Andrew Aguecheek.

  8. @Quinty
    Pleased to meet you dear sir! It's not merely the site that is sweet. ;-)

  9. @jazzolog
    "I am and a great eater of beef, and I think it does harm to my wit."
    OH OH OH! I'm a vegetarian... by that rationale I'm super witty, hmm?!

  10. Ah good Mistress Accost, you are another lover of Act I, Scene 3. Madam, regarding your wit, I should say much depends upon the ingredients in your fillings.

    Sir Andrew, she has us in her site, but we have her in our sights! Front her, I say, board her, woo her, assail her.