Monday 3 November 2008

José Texidor Busquets: Fortuny

Recently I have discovered the name of the first artist material shop started by José Texidor Busquets in Barcelona.

The shop was opened at calle del Regomir, 3 in September, 1880. The shop is currently the Centre Cívic Pati Llimona.

José called the shop Fortuny.

There was also, later, a company called 'Hijos de José Texidor' which was known for its superb window displays.

Apart from La Viuda de E. Texidor that moved to Ronda de Sant Pere, 16... I have found a couple more Texidor shops - Modesto Texidor in Rambla Catalunya, 89 - and La Viuda de E. Texidor in calle Joan Guell, 220 - this latter and La Viuda in Sant Pere were still serving in 1990.

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