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Four Charros on Horseback

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Four Charros on Horseback

Hugo Brehme, Mexican (born Germany), (1882–1954)

Creation date: ca. 1920
Creation place: Mexico

Other Information

Type: Photographic prints
Medium and Support: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Gift of Forrest D. Colburn
Accession Number: 2009.20
Dimensions: 4 1/2 in. x 6 3/8 in. (11.43 cm x 16.19 cm)


Forrest D. Colburn, ( - 2/21/09)

San Diego Museum of Art, (2/21/09 - )

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Brehme's favorite male subjects were often "charros" or "campesinos" (men who worked with horses and men who lived and worked in rural areas). His portraits emphasized certain types of Mexicans and originate from a 19th-century tradition in which foreign artists created portraits of individuals that highlighted customs and cultural heritages for European audiences. Brehme's photographs found success among European audiences and in some circles in Mexico. Due to this success, Brehme printed many of his works on postcards.

Hugo Brehme
German/alemán 1882–1954
Four Charros on Horseback
Gelatin silver print, ca. 1920
Cuatro charros a caballo
Plata gelatina, ca. 1920
Gift of Forrest D. Colburn, 2009.20
Obsequio de Forrest D. Colburn, 2009.20
Last Updated: 5/12/2015


This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Romantic Views: Mexico at the Turn of the Century , 3/7/2015 - 8/16/2015

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