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Bust of Laocoön
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Bust of Laocoön

1650 - 1705. Bronze. Room 016B

This is a copy of the head of Laocoön, the Trojan priest who forms part of the monumental sculpture Laocoön and his Sons, now in the Vatican Museums. It has sometimes been suggested that Velázquez may have brought this piece from Italy. The highly-expressive composition moves away from the classical prototype, reflecting the influence of Spanish Baroque sculpture.

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Busto de Laocoonte
Bronze, Early Segunda mitad del siglo XVII - XVIII century
Inventory number
E000326
Author
Anonymous
Title
Bust of Laocoön
Date
1650 - 1705
Technique
Cast
Medium
Bronze
Dimension
Height: 73 cm.; Width: 46 cm.; Base/bottom: 30 cm.; Weight: 38.8 Kg.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura, Madrid, 1908, pp. 228.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. nº326-E.

Dombrowski, Damian, Giuliano Finelli. Bildhauer zwischen Neapel und Rom, Peter Lang, Frankfurt Am Main, 1977, pp. 411-412 f.243 n. A.E.117.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. 164.

Anes, Gonzalo, Las colecciones reales y la fundación del Museo del Prado, Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1996, pp. 322.

Coppel, Rosario, Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado; Fundación Marcelino Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 258.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Velázquez, Rubens, Lorrain: Malerei am Hof Philipps IV, Kunst-und Ausstellungshalle der Bundesrepublik Deu, Bonn, 1999, pp. 244.

Furio, Vicenç, 10 Esculturas Famoses : la Difusion del Gust Per L'Antiguita..., Museu Frederic Mares, Barcelona, 2005.

Barock im Vatikan : kunst und kultur im Rom der Päpste II,, E.A.Seemann, Leipzig, 2005.

Other inventories +

Museo Real de Pinturas a la muerte de Fernando VII, 1834. Núm. fol.26v.
Otra id. sobre vasa de madera, ropa del mismo asunto 2.000

Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 7.
7. Busto de bronce que representa a Loconte con base de jaspe oscuro y pedestal de jaspe amarillo adornado. / Altura del busto 1 pie, 10 pulg. / Id, la base 1 p. y del pedestal 4 pies.

Exhibitions +

Reunited
Madrid
06.06.2020 - 28.02.2021

Esculturas famosas
Barcelona
03.05.2005 - 27.07.2005

Location +

Room 016B (On Display)

Expuesto
Update date: 14-01-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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