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Eternal Happiness (preparatory sketch)
Madrazo y Agudo, José de
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Madrazo y Agudo, José de

Santander, 1781 - Madrid, 1859

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Eternal Happiness (preparatory sketch)

Ca. 1813. Oil on canvas

This is a modellino for the canvas commissioned by Charles IV during his exile in Rome for the ceiling of a room in the Palazzo di Spagna. The artist and his royal client’s tastes are revealed in the use of quintessentially Raphaelesque models, evident in the face of the woman and the poses of the two small putti holding up the cartouches.


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Inventory number
Madrazo y Agudo, José de
Eternal Happiness (preparatory sketch)
Ca. 1813
Height: 64 cm.; Width: 55 cm.
Luis de Madrazo Collection; Daza de Campos Collection; Acquisition, 2006

Bibliography +

G. Navarro, Carlos, José de Madrazo (1781-1859). Dibujos, Fundación Botín, Santander, 2014, pp. 64-65 n.64.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general. Dirección científica, José Luis Díez; catálogo, Ana Gutiérrez Márquez; coordinación, Pedro J. Martínez Plaza, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 353-354.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2756.

Exhibitions +

José de Madrazo
09.06.2014 - 14.09.2014

Location +

Room 075 (On Display)


Displayed objects +

Torch: .15.

Crown, Laurel / Wreath, Laurel: .26.27.

Update date: 07-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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