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Friar begging
Fortuny, Mariano
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Fortuny, Mariano

Reus, Tarragona, 1838 - Rome, 1874

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Friar begging

1862 - 1867. Watercolour, Pencil on white paper

Fortuny was particularly interested in the human types who were part of Rome’s urban landscape. Prominent among them were these Capuchin friars dressed in the characteristic brown tunic and long cloak of their religious order, who carried a bucket and stick when begging for alms. The space is hinted at chiefly by the shadow cast on the wall and the ground by the figure, whose wiry hair is depicted with notable skill.

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Inventory number
D006192
Author
Fortuny, Mariano
Title
Friar begging
Date
1862 - 1867
Technique
Watercolour; Pencil
Support
White paper
Dimension
Height: 268 mm.; Width: 155 mm.
Provenance
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, son of the painter, Venice, 1946; donated by Henriette Nigrin, widow of the latter, to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1951

Bibliography +

Doñate Font, Mercé, Fortuny (1838-1874), MNAC, Barcelona, 2003, pp. 194-99.

Gutiérrez Márquez, Ana, Cecilia de Madrazo: Luz y memoria de Mariano Fortuny., Museo Nacional del Prado. Fundación María Cristina Masaveu, Madrid, 2017, pp. 134.

Martínez Plaza, P.J, 'Mariano Fortuny. Fraile mendigando' En:, Fortuny (1838-1874), Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2017, pp. 127-129 n.16.

Exhibitions +

Fortuny (1838-1874)
Madrid
21.11.2017 - 18.03.2018

Mariano Fortuny
Barcelona
16.10.2003 - 18.01.2004

Update date: 04-04-2018 | Registry created on 14-11-2017

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