Emeric Essex Vidal

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Emeric Essex Vidal
Paolistas, Soldiers of the East Bank of the Plata - Emeric Essex Vidal - Picturesque illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Monte Video (1820).JPG
Paolistas, Soldiers of the East Bank of the Plata
Personal details
Born 29 March 1791
Brentford, United Kingdom
Died 7 May 1861
Brighton, United Kingdom
Nationality English
Occupation painter
writer
Profession Marine

Emeric Essex Vidal (1791–1861) was an English marine and painter. He made his watercolors in the cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo,[1] his most important works include Cabildo de Buenos Aires, La lglesia de Santo Domingo, Matadero sur, and El Fuerte y la playa baja (his first painting).[2]

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Emeric Essex Vidal was born in Brentford, Middlesex, England, the son of a family of Marines, he enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1816, and arrived at Rio de la Plata in September the same year, aboard the British schooner "Hyacinth".[3] Remained in the city until 1818, a year before the Plaza de Toros was closed.[4] Vidal made a second trip to the Argentina, settling in the country between 1826 and 1829,[5] his works were published in London in 1820 under the title " Picturesque illustrations of Buenos Ayres and Montevideo."[6]

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