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God the Father painting the Immaculate Conception
García Hidalgo, José
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García Hidalgo, José

Villena (Alicante), 1645 - Madrid, 1717

God the Father painting the Immaculate Conception

Ca. 1690. Oil on canvas, 185 x 146 cm.

Seated on a cloud, God the Father holds a brush in his right hand, using it to add the final touches to a depiction of the Immaculate Conception. The idea of God as a painter was widespread in Golden Age Spanish culture and was used to allegorically explain the creation of the world or to pay tribute to the art of painting.

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Inventory number
P08155
Author
García Hidalgo, José
Title
God the Father painting the Immaculate Conception
Date
Ca. 1690
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
High/Height: 185 cm.; Width: 146 cm.
Provenance
Administration Philatelic Forum; acquired by the State destined to the Prado Museum, 2013.

Bibliography +

La Monarquía Hispánica en el Arte., Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura, Méjico, 2013, pp. 307 n.129.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2869.

Exhibitions +

Golden Age of Spanish Painting with Velázquez
Kobe
13.06.2018 - 14.10.2018

Golden Age of Spanish Paintings with Velazquez
Kobe
13.06.2018 - 14.10.2018

Golden Age of Spanish Painting with Velázquez
Tokio
20.02.2018 - 27.05.2018

Golden Age of Spanish Paintings with Velazquez
Tokio
20.02.2018 - 27.05.2018

Meta-painting. A Journey to the Idea of Art
15.11.2016 - 19.02.2017

Yo, el Rey. La Monarquía Hispánica en el arte
México D.F.
01.07.2015 - 18.10.2015

Location +

Room A (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 03-12-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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