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Apostle
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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Apostle

1790. Red chalk on dark toned paper.
Not on display

This is a preparatory sketch for one of the figures of the Apostle located in the lower-left midground of the canvas The Assumption of the Virgin on the main altarpiece in the Parish Church of Valdemoro in Madrid. The Museo Camón Aznar in Zaragoza keeps a preparatory sketch. In the Museo del Prado, there are several related preparatory drawings. The figure is depicted standing, facing the front, with a cloak over his head and his hands joined. The study of the cloth is very thorough, whereas the limbs are barely sketched. Among other preparatory drawings, the Museo del Prado keeps a detailed head study (D003281) for this figure.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, p.99-100

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Inventory number
D000578
Author
Bayeu, Francisco
Title
Apostle
Date
1790
Technique
Red chalk
Support
Dark toned paper
Dimension
Height: 540 mm; Width: 306 mm
Series
Serie de preparatorios para el Retablo Mayor de la Asunción de la Virgen, de la Parroquia de Valdemoro, 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 187.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, pp. 99-100.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Sección Dibujos, 1857. Núm. 136.
136. Noventa y seis idem idem de idem [dibujos sueltos de estudios] / de figuras, de varios tamaños del / mismo [Bayeu] en muy mal estado.

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 278.

Inscriptions +

[DIRECCIÓN DEL MUSEO NAC... + escudo] (Sello: Dirección del Museo Nacional de Pinturas)
Printmaking. Front, upper central area

278
Printmaking. Lower right corner, Front, Secondary support

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

Nº 136.
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front, upper left area

Update date: 26-08-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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