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Adam Sleeping
Samsó, Juan
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Samsó, Juan

Barcelona, 1834 - Madrid, 1908

Samsó, Juan See author's file

Adam Sleeping

1882. Terracotta Not on display

This work, signed on April 14, 1882, is clearly related to classical sculpture and its interpretation in the Faun that Sergel made in Rome (Nationalmuseum, Stockholm). This is especially visible in the position of the horizontal position of the torso and legs, as well as the left arm. The Museo del Prado has two other very interesting small-format terra-cotta works by Juan Samsó (Barcelona, 1834 – Madrid, 1908): The Blessed Raimundo Lulio (E826) and Pietà (E829). This outstanding artist specialized in religious sculpture obtained various medals and became an academician at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of San Fernando, in 1888. He eventually became a senior professor there, and his small-format works stand out for their delicate manner.

Azcue Brea, Leticia, Escultors del segle XIX en el Museo Nacional del Prado : una primera aproximación. Butlletí del Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, MNAC, 2009, p.111-139

Technical data

Inventory number
E000823
Author
Samsó, Juan
Title
Adam Sleeping
Date
1882
Technique
Terracotta
Medium
Terracotta
Dimension
Height: 20 cm.; Width: 36 cm.; Base/bottom: 12.5 cm.; Weight: 15.4 Kg.
Provenance
Donated by Rodrigo Álvarez Blanco, 1915, for the Museo de Arte Moderno

Bibliography +

Alcolea, Santiago, Escultura Catalana del Segle XIX. Del Neoclassicisme al Real..., Fundacio Caixa de Catalunya, Barcelona, 1989, pp. nº 147.

Azcue Brea, Leticia, Escultors del segle XIX en el Museo Nacional del Prado : una primera aproximación, Butlletí del Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Barcelona, 2009, pp. 111-139.

Mena Marqués, M.; Albarrán, V., La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, folleto, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 61 n.280.

Other inventories +

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 63(S).

Exhibitions +

Captive Beauty. Fra Angelico to Fortuny
Madrid
21.05.2013 - 10.11.2013

La escultura catalana del Siglo XIX. Del Neoclasicismo al Realismo
Barcelona
02.11.1989 - 23.11.1989

Update date: 14-09-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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