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Friar begging
Fortuny, Mariano
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Fortuny, Mariano

Reus, Tarragona, 1838 - Rome, 1874

Fortuny, Mariano See author's file

Friar begging

1862 - 1867. Watercolour, Pencil on white paper.
Not on display

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
Fortuny, Mariano
Friar begging
1862 - 1867
Watercolour; Pencil
White paper
Height: 268 mm; Width: 155 mm
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.

Inscriptions +

M. Fortuny
Inscribed. Front, lower right corner

Exhibitions +

Fortuny (1838-1874)
21.11.2017 - 18.03.2018

Mariano Fortuny
16.10.2003 - 18.01.2004

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 24-05-2019

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