is a painting, the original of which is in the Museum of Art in Seville,
Spain. The artist, Nicolas Alperiz, was the husband of Florentina
Rey Capdevila, a sister of Maria Concepcion Rey Capdevila (Abuela) who
married Ramon Granados Marquez.
written by critic,
Fernando de los Rios de Guzman ...
"The Tale of the Witches, which is in our Museum, is one of
dramatization. The expressions of fright, the apt attention whom
they envision with their child's imagination; the atmosphere which
is enveloped in smoke from the open hearth, set off by the sweeping with
the broom of twigs as in 'Los Caprichos' by Goya, the witches of the
story that the grandmother tells, posed so expressively, sitting on the
stool, at the little wooden table, around which the expectant
grandchildren are grouped; the rustic little sideboard, painted
red, upon which stand the coffee mill, liquor decanter and oil
cruets; the window, as frightening as the opening to a crypt,
through which patterns, the rickety chairs, the stair landing with half
open chest where the golden bread is kept, the food of the poor, the
Body of Christ in the Communion of the Saint of Poverty, upon the altar
of the humble table, all arouse an interesting and pleasant
response; in tune with the spectator; all showing a true
artistic temperament and the technique of an admirer of a true and
ardent apostle of the most natural."
The models for this
painting were Granados'.
The boy at the left in the painting is Luis Granados from the first
generation. The old woman telling the tale is his grandmother,
Concha (mother of Maria Concepcion Rey). The other two
children in the painting are probably cousins of