Vintage Philippine oil on board by Isidro Ancheta (1882-1946) depicting arched aqueducts with cascading flowers in an elaborate frame, circa 1920-30.
Isidro Ancheta was born on October 15, 1882 in San Miguel, the Philippines. He studied at the Ateno de Manila University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in art.
He continued his studies at Manila Central University and Academia de Dibujo y Pintura (Academy of Drawing and Painting) in Manila in the early 1900s. During his time in school, he painted mostly landscapes and scenes of his life in the Philippines.
In 1904, eight of his paintings were exhibited at the St. Louis Exposition. His work titled A Victim of War received an Honorable Mention. From 1918 to 1926, he taught at the Philippine Normal School.
Until World War II, his paintings could be found in classrooms all over the Philippines. In 1941, his painting titled Tienda del Barrio won Second Honorable Mention in the Filipiniana category at the National Art Competition.
Ancheta died at the age of 63 in 1946.
Dimensions: (Image as shown) 18"H x 25"W, (Frame) 27"H x 33.5"W