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Allegory of Smell
Lagrenée l'Aîné, Louis-Jean-François
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Lagrenée l'Aîné, Louis-Jean-François

Paris (France), 1725 - Paris (France), 1805

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Allegory of Smell

1775. Oil on canvas. Not on display

Lagrenèe, a member of the Paris Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture, trained under Carle van Loo (1705-1765). He travelled in Italy, and worked for the French and Russian courts. This painting is one of a series -the Five Senses- which included the Allegory of Touch, also in the Prado. Both were commissioned by a British nobleman.

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Allegory of Touch
Oil on canvas, 1775
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Lagrenée l'Aîné, Louis-Jean-François
Allegory of Smell
Height: 136 cm; Width: 86 cm
Serie de los Cinco Sentidos
Manuel González López, Madrid; acquisition, 1982.

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 356.

Museo del Prado, Últimas adquisiciones: 1982-1995, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1995.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, Madrid, 1996, pp. 190.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

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Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1999.
Jean Louis François Lagrenee / 1999. El sentido del Olfato / Cat. 6770 / Adquirido a D. Manuel González en 1982. 27 abril / Lote de 11 cuadros 33 millones pts [P6770 a P6780]

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L. Lagrenee, 1775
Signed and dated. Front, lower area

Update date: 13-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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