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Mijas Historical


On Sunday 08 December, 2013 at 13 h at the obelisk in Plaza de la Merced an Irish flag was presented by Roger Cummiskey from Dublin to the Asociación Histórico - Cultural Torrijos 1831 to honour one of the 52 people shot on the beach in Málaga - Robert Boyd from Northern Ireland.
The execution from the Prado.

Gisbert Pérez, Antonio (Spanish)TitleThe Execution by Firing Squad of Torrijos and his Colleages on the beach at MálagaChronology1888Measures390 cm x 601 cm

The liberal, José María Torrijos (1791-1831), accompanied by his companions, is executed by the absolutist troops of Fernado VII (1784-1833) on the beach at Málaga.

This masterpiece of nineteenth-century Spanish history painting was commissioned in 1886 directly by the liberal government of Praxedes Mateo Sagasta (1825 - 1903) during the regency of Queen María Cristina of Austria (1806 - 1878), as an example of the defense of freedom for future generations.

The soldier, José María Torrijos (1791 - 1831) became field marshal of…