Paintings by Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz seen at Art of The Americas Building, Los Angeles - View of the City and Port of Bayonne (Vista de la villa y puerto de Bayona)

View of the City and Port of Bayonne (Vista de la villa y puerto de Bayona)

"View of the City and Port of Bayonne" (painting; oil on canvas; 39 1/2" × 59 3/8") by 18th-century Spanish painter Juan Patricio Morlete Ruiz is part of the permanent collection at the Art of The Americas Building in Los Angeles.

Morlete Ruiz traveled extensively in Mexico and followed the trend of exoticism by painting local flora and fauna, landscapes, and especially fruits to show a Spanish audience the bounty of the New World.

Purchased with funds provided by the Bernard and Edith Lewin Collection of Mexican Art Deaccession Fund Latin American Art.