Oblong 8vo (postcard). 1 page.
Inscribed to the German dermatologist Alwin Scharlau.
After studying the works of Velázquez in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, Villegas travelled Morocco and settled in Rome in 1868. He created numerous historical and genre paintings, some of them featuring orientalist themes he experienced in Morocco, and was appointed director of the Prado museum upon his return to Madrid in 1901.
Postmark on verso slightly showing through. Self-addressed by the collector on the reverse. The Mecklenburg physician Scharlau (b. 1888) assembled a collection of artists' autographs by personal application.