Today I´m posting an illustration made these last weeks.
It is a portrait of Tomas Zumalakarregi, a famous general of the Carlist (absolutist) side during the first Carlist war in the early 19th century.
He has the fame of being an excelent strategist, also he is a very polemical character because it´s admired by both nacionalist sides in this land (basque nacionalists and spanish nacionalists) who are in total equidistance.
The fact is that in the first carlist war, the absolutist regime allowed the basque country to have their own laws, but were the liberals the ones who were deffending a constitution and a suffrage. Also Zumalakarregi was basque, with a stereotipical basque personality, rude, honorous, and a lover of old traditions.
it is a long and messy story so if you want to know more about the life of this character and about an important spanish historical event to understand this country nowadays, i´m linking his wikipedia entry.
hope you enjoy it