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Chicken Coop
Fortuny, Mariano
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Fortuny, Mariano

Reus, Tarragona, 1838 - Rome, 1874

Fortuny, Mariano See author's file

Chicken Coop

1869. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

Fortuny featured groups of hens in a number of his compositions, as their dynamism, texture and luxuriant colours enriched and enlivened his works. This painting, however, is a study in its own right -a free exercise designed to capture the birds’ light, fast movements rather than intended as a detail of a larger composition.


Technical data

Inventory number
Fortuny, Mariano
Chicken Coop
Height: 38 cm; Width: 46 cm
Acquisition from Juan Reforzo Membrires, Buenos Aires, 1974

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas del siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. 78.

Gonzalez Lopez, Carlos, Mariano Fortuny Marsal, I, Diccionario Rafols, Barcelona, 1989, pp. 285/ lám.133.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (III). Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Doñate Font, Mercé, Fortuny (1838-1874), MNAC, Barcelona, 2003.

Torres González, Begoña, Fortuny: un mundo en miniatura, Libsa, Madrid, 2008, pp. 282.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 192.

G.Navarro, Carlos, 'Mariano Fortuny. Corral' En:, Fortuny (1838-1874), Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2017, pp. 209-210 n.55.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1950.
Fortuny nº 1950 / El corral / Cat nº: 4327 [Nota en margen izquierdo] 1973 Adquirido / a D. Juan Reforzo / en 600.000 pts.

Inscriptions +

Fortuny / 1869
Signed and dated. Front, lower right corner

Exhibitions +

Fortuny (1838-1874)
21.11.2017 - 18.03.2018

Mariano Fortuny
16.10.2003 - 18.01.2004

Update date: 11-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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