Reconquest of Ibiza
Enrique Sanchez, born 1938, is a well known Latin American artist. Sanchez who is noted for his Postwar and Contemporary paintings is additionally recognized for his illustrations in childrens' books. This work depicts the artist's version of a historical narrative, possibly of James I conquering Ibiza in 1238. The most predominant figure is that of an apparent royal person, bearing a sword and holding a staff. The figure appears to be wearing a crown as he stands astride a dragon shaped boat. The scene also contains a roughly detailed castle. This structure appears to be situated on a coast, also apparent are a sequence of six waves that roll toward the castle. A stylized letter "J" is positioned in the upper left corner of the composition. The following dedication is listed at the upper area of the work "183/210", "SANCHEZ" and "-1969". The work is colored with hues of blue and red.