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Apollo
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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Apollo

1786. White chalk, Black chalk on grey paper.
Not on display

This is a preparatory drawing for the main figure in the centre-left part of the fresco Apollo Protecting the Sciences and the Arts in the Library of the Royal Palace in Madrid. The figure is depicted in the act of flying with his arms stretched out: the right upwards, in which he is holding something – in the fresco, it is a laurel wreath – and the left, downwards. This is a study of a nude for which the cloth covering the central part of the figure is barely sketched.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, p.92

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Inventory number
D000593
Author
Bayeu, Francisco
Title
Apollo
Date
1786
Technique
White chalk; Black chalk
Support
Grey paper
Dimension
Height: 450 mm; Width: 360 mm
Series
Serie de preparatorios para el fresco de Apolo protegiendo las Ciencias y las Artes, en la Biblioteca del Palacio Real de Madrid
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Arnáez, Rocío, Dibujos de Francisco Bayeu en el Museo del Prado, Archivo español de arte y arqueología, 178, 1972, pp. 138, nº 175.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, pp. 92.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Sección Dibujos, 1857. Núm. 150.
150. Cincuenta y un dibujos sueltos / de estudios de figuras en varios ta- / maños y autores, en mal estado.

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 320.

Inscriptions +

[... DE PINT... + escudo] (Sello: Dirección del Museo Nacional de Pinturas)
Printmaking. Front, central left area

320
Printmaking. Lower right area, Front, Secondary support

MP [Anagrama con las iniciales dentro de un escudo]
Printmaking. Front, lower right corner

13.
Inscribed in pen and ink. Upper right corner, Front, Secondary support

Nº 150.
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front, lower central area

Update date: 27-08-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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