Item #CL178-35 [Ernest Hemingway At A Bull Fight, Logroño, Spain]. Esteban Chapresto, Spanish.
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[Ernest Hemingway At A Bull Fight, Logroño, Spain]

1956. Vintage silver gelatin photograph, signed in ink on image lower right, photographer’s copyright stamps in Spanish verso, 23.7 x 18cm. Creases to upper right corner, slight scuffing, chips to edges of image.

One of the stamps includes “Chapresto. Logroño.” American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) travelled to Spain several times from 1923 to 1959. On 21 September 1956 Hemingway arrived in Spain with his fourth wife Mary Welsh and Rupert Belleville, an RAF pilot who wanted to become a bullfighter. They stopped in Pamplona to pick up Hemingway’s friend Juanito Quintana, and went on to Logroño for the bullfight, according to an article in the weekly magazine El Ruedo (The Bullring) on 27 September 1956. Someone in the crowd recognised Hemingway and offered him the wineskin for a drink, which was photographed by Logroño-based photographer, Esteban Chapresto, who sent the pictures of Hemingway’s visit to El Ruedo. Ref: Inside Rioja at

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