The ballroom is the largest room in the house. This is the room where people are entertained. The ballroom is the best decorated room in the house. There are sculptures, paintings and furniture. The paintings in the ballroom are made by the most important Costumbrista painters. These painters come from Italy and France to learn other ways of painting
As you enter the room you see two 19th century tables. They are made of wood and they have a marble top. There are two sculptures on the tables: the Venus de Milo and Eros. There are also two mirrors with a painting.
Costumbrismo is an artistic style that represents the customs of a place.
In the living room there is French-style furniture with clocks on top. The most important clocks are the porcelain clock of Meissen and the Monumental Clock of gilded bronze and marble
Meissen is a German porcelain factory.
Many years ago, the wooden chairs were in San Telmo Palace’s lounge. The bronze table matches the rest of the furniture.
Sevillian painting improves at the end of the century. The improvement in technique was reflected in the paintings. International art buyers such as Adolphe Goupil sold paintings by Andalusian painters all over the world. Casacones, majos and bullfighters were the most popular paintings.
The success of Costumbrismo and popular art increases. The press includes drawings by the painters in its publications, such as García Ramos.
Some painters of that period stayed in Seville and others moved elsewhere. There were many art exhibitions with paintings depicting traditional festivals, the Holy Week, bullfighters and gallantry and courtship
Gallantry and courtship is what one person does in order to woo and seduce someone.