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Grey marble column with floral decoration
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Grey marble column with floral decoration

XVII century. Marble. Room 032

This column of bigio marble and its pair were part of a magnificent group of eighty architectural elements made of ancient and modern coloured marbles that belonged to Queen Christina of Sweden. Philip V and Isabella Farnese acquired them in Rome in 1724 from Livio Odescalchi’s heir as decoration for the palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso.

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Taller italiano
Grey marble column with floral decoration
XVII century
Height: 286 cm.; Width: 37 cm.; Base/bottom: 37 cm.; Weight: 430 Kg.
Collection of Queen Christina of Sweden; Collection of Livio Odescalchi, 1724; Royal Collection (Collection of Philip V and Isabella Farnese, Palacio de La Granja de San Ildefonso, Segovia)

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Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Museo Nacional de Pintura y Escultura, Madrid, 1908.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, por Antonio Blanco y Manuel Lorente, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. 214.

Walker, Stefanie, The Sculpture Gallery of Prince Livio Odescalchi, Journal of the history of collections, 6, nº 2, 1994, pp. 189-219.

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Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 102.
102. Una columna de marmol de Italia embutida de diferentes marmoles tambien de italia que representan unos festones de flores. Alto 8 pies, 8 pulg con base y zocalo.

Números descatalogados del inventario informático. Núm. E000294.
Por indicación de la Jefe de Área de Escultura y AA. DD. se cambió su numeración

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Room 032 (On Display)

Update date: 04-12-2020 | Registry created on 14-04-2016

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