IT has recently been confirmed that the painting of Javea’s Cap Marti by Spanish impressionist Joaquin Sorolla is instead of a landscape in Malaga.
The painting has now been renamed ‘Playa del Penon del Cuervo, Malaga’.
It all started on Facebook some four years ago when the Sorolla Museum in Madrid posted a photo of the painting with the caption “where are we?”.
The vast majority of followers identified the landscape to be the Cap Marti but one follower – Antonio Gonzalez-Alba – disagreed.
According to Gonzalez-Alba, a Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Seville, the landscape was in fact the Penon del Cuervo and only recently has he managed to convince the museum and the heirs of Sorolla the same, including Sorolla’s great-granddaughter
Blanca Pons-Sorolla, the foremost authority on his work.
The renamed painting is now back on display at the museum in Madrid.
Check out the museum´s Facebook page here.