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Anna Maria Teresa Mengs drawing
Salvador Carmona, Manuel -Drafstman-
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Salvador Carmona, Manuel

Nava del Rey, Valladolid, 1734 - Madrid, 1820

Salvador Carmona, Manuel See author's file

Anna Maria Teresa Mengs drawing

1778 - 1792. White chalk, Black chalk on blue laid paper. Not on display

Manuel Salvador Carmona was the most important academic engraver in 18th-century Spain. In addition to impressions of his prints, the Museo del Prado also has a large group of his drawings, including preparatory studies for prints, life studies and portraits of his family and friends. The latter include this exceptional portrait of his wife, the painter Anna Maria Mengs (1751-1792). Depictions of women drawing are uncommon in Spain and this example is considered unique within the context of 18th-century Spanish art.

Technical data

Inventory number
Salvador Carmona, Manuel -Drafstman-
Anna Maria Teresa Mengs drawing
1778 - 1792
White chalk; Black chalk
Blue laid paper
Height: 330 mm.; Width: 272 mm.
Valentín Carderera; Eduardo Carderera Ponzan, 1922; Galería José de la Mano, acquisition, 2019

Bibliography +

Boix, Félix, Exposicion de Dibujos 1750 a 1860. Catálogo general ilustrado, Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte, Madrid, 1922, pp. 137, n. 490.

Valentín Carderera (1796-1880): dibujante, coleccionista y viajero romántico, Biblioteca Nacional de España: Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, Madrid, 2019, pp. 337, nota 67.

Matilla, J.M, 'Manuel Salvador Carmona. Ana María Mengs dibujando' En: Museo Nacional del Prado. Memoria de actividades 2019, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte,, 2020, pp. 58-59.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2986.

Inscriptions +

3. Bo[...]
Inscribed in pencil. Back, Upper central area

de casa de Carmona
Inscribed in pencil. Front, lower area


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Update date: 11-05-2021 | Registry created on 09-01-2020

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