National Geographic : 1933 Oct
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THE COUPLE AND THE WATERMELON VENDER Romanticism was the artist's medium in conjuring this pictorial epic of the life of that now fast-disappearing, already semi-legendary caballero-the dashing gaucho of the pampa. Sefior de Quir6s, who calls this series "Scenes of Gaucho Life in the Province of Entre Rios," was born in that then still half-wild province in 1881. On his father's cattle ranch he, as a youth, came to know the daring gaucho, with all the shifting pageantry of native scene and character. From this came a thorough conception of old-time gaucho character, culture, and customs.