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Four Hands
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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Four Hands

1769. White chalk, Black chalk on yellow paper.
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This is a study of hands: two of them are depicted interlaced, another with bent fingers holding a cane and the last showing its back. It is a preparatory drawing intended for the figures of the shepherds in The Nativity canvas in the Church of San Pascual in Aranjuez. This canvas was painted alongside its related episodes (Annunciation, Ascension and Pentecost) in 1769, all of which are no longer extant. Fernando Selma made engravings (G000317 and G001564) of the canvas in 1808.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, p.38

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Inventory number
D000572
Author
Bayeu, Francisco
Title
Four Hands
Date
1769
Technique
White chalk; Black chalk
Support
Yellow paper
Dimension
Height: 272 mm; Width: 393 mm
Series
Serie de dibujos preparatorios para los lienzos (desaparecidos) del claustro de la iglesia de San Pascual de Aranjuez
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Arnáez, Rocío, Dibujos de Francisco Bayeu en el Museo del Prado, Archivo Español de Arte, 178, 1972, pp. 147, nº 403.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, pp. 38.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Sección Dibujos, 1857. Núm. 143.
143. Treinta y siete idem idem [dibujos sueltos] de estu- / dios de extremos, de varios tamaños / y autores desconocidos.

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 251.

Inscriptions +

143
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front, upper central area

[DIRECCIÓN DEL MUSEO NACIONAL DE PINTU... + escudo](Sello: Dirección del Museo Nacional de Pinturas)
Printmaking. Front, upper central area

MP [Anagrama con las iniciales dentro de un escudo]
Printmaking. Front, lower right corner

F.A.251
Inscribed in pen and ink. Lower central area, Front, Secondary support

Update date: 26-08-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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