Abel's portrait of Helena was a tremendous success. There was always someone standing before the show window where it was exhibited. "Another great painter among us," it was said. And Helena made a point of passing near the place where the portrait was hanging in order to hear the comments, and she strolled through the streets of the city like an immortal portrait imbued with life, like a work of art with a full train.
--Miguel de Unamuno, Abel Sanchez