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Christ Bearing the Cross
Nicolau Parody, Teresa (After Piombo, Sebastiano del)
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Nicolau Parody, Teresa (After Piombo, Sebastiano del)

Christ Bearing the Cross

1866. . Room A

Teresa Nicolau presented this miniature based on Sebastiano del Piombo’s painting from the Museo del Prado (P00345) at the National Exhibition of 1867 along with three others: a Mary Magdalene copied from Titian, a Sibyl based on another by Domenichino and a Virgin of Sassoferrato. She was awarded a first-class honorary mention for the group. At the Academy’s suggestion, she chose this Christ Bearing the Cross to be part of the then Museo Nacional’s collection, and it was acquired by the State for 500 pesetas. In the mid 19th century, miniature portraits rivaled photographic portraits, which eventually outstripped them. As a result, many miniaturists, like Cecilio Corro, turned to the newer medium. Others left portraiture in second place and focused, instead, on cabinet miniatures that copied the most outstanding works of great masters of the past. This was the path followed by Teresa Nicolau, Adriana Rostán (doc. 1840-1889), José Delgado y Meneses (1764-1855) and Manuel Arbós (1806-1875), among others. Teresa Nicolau had learned to paint both oils and miniatures from Vicente López, and their growing friendship led López to paint her portrait around 1835.

Espinosa Martín, Carmen, Las miniaturas en el Museo del Prado: catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2011, p.76-77

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Jesus carrying the Cross
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1516
Inventory number
O002960
Author
Nicolau Parody, Teresa (After Piombo, Sebastiano del)
Title
Christ Bearing the Cross
Date
1866
Technique
Gouache / tempera
Dimension
Alto con marco: 377 mm.; Ancho con marco: 330 mm.; Fondo con marco: 28.4 mm.; Alto (de luz): 115 mm.; Ancho (de luz): 95 mm.
Provenance
Acquired by the State for the Trinidad Museum, 1867; Trinidad Museum, 1867-1877

Bibliography +

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, III, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996.

Espinosa Martín, Carmen, Las miniaturas en el Museo del Prado: catálogo razonado, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2011, pp. 76-77.

G.Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 272 nº 64.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 225.
Doña Teresa Nicolau / 225. Miniatura = Jesus con la Cruz: copia de Sebastian del Piombo. / Alto 0,13 ancho 0,10. fig. medio cº / Adquirida por Real Orn. de 3 de mayo de 1867 en la cantidad de 200 escudos. Figuro en la exposición nacional de 1866

Números descatalogados del inventario informático. Núm. P003644.
Por indicación de la Jefe de Área de Escultura y AA. DD. se cambió su numeración

Location +

Room A (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 16-10-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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