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Erato (?)
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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Erato (?)

Before 1769. White chalk, Red chalk on dark toned paper.
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This work depicts a head tilted to the left of the drawing and foreshortened from below. This is a preparatory drawing – probably intended for the head of the figure of Erato in the centre-right part of the fresco The Apotheosis of Hercules – painted before 1769 and corresponding to the cupola in the Conversation Room of the living quarters of the Princes of Asturias. Today, this space is known as the Hall of Mirrors or Music Room of the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, p.31

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Inventory number
D000556
Author
Bayeu, Francisco
Title
Erato (?)
Date
Before 1769
Technique
White chalk; Red chalk
Support
Dark toned paper
Dimension
Height: 255 mm; Width: 342 mm
Series
Serie de dibujos para el fresco la Apoteosis de Hércules en el Palacio Real de Madrid
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Arnáez, Rocío, Dibujos de Francisco Bayeu en el Museo del Prado, Archivo Español de Arte, 178, 1972, pp. 137, nº 154.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, pp. 31.

Other inventories +

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 620.

Inscriptions +

620
Printmaking. Lower right area, Front, Secondary support

F. BAYEU
Handwritten label. Lower central area, Front, Secondary support

Update date: 24-11-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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