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Jesus Receiving the World from God the Father
Arias Fernández, Antonio
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Arias Fernández, Antonio

Madrid, 1614 - Madrid, 1684

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Jesus Receiving the World from God the Father

Ca. 1657. Oil on canvas.
On display elsewhere

This is one of a series of eleven canvases on Christ´s Passion that Arias painted for the cloister at the convent of San Felipe el Real. Others include Jesus Washing Peter´s Feet (P5985), Christ Before Pontius Pilate, Christ Bearing the Cross encounters Veronica (P3528) and a Crucifixion.

This series with scenes from the Passion was first mentioned by Palomino (1724:) He made eleven paintings for the high cloisters at the Royal Convent of Saint Philip, of Shod Augustinians in this city, of the Passion of Our Lord Christ, which are excellent. According to Ponz (1776:) time has taken its toll on these paintings. Ceán (1800) added that some are signed in 1657 and cost 800 ducats. None of these authors registered the concrete subject of each painting.

The Inventory of Paintings from the Suppressed Convents within the boundaries of San Felipe el Real only allows us to identify these five works, but we cannot rule out the possibility that another from that same inventory (Christ´s Flagellation, no frame, horizontal format, 4 3/4 x 6 feet) may also have belonged to that series. The widths coincide, but not the height. The other works from this group may have been discarded due to their poor state of conservation.

The Inventory of Paintings and Statues Presented at the Inauguration of the Museo Nacional de la Trinidad on June 24, 1838 registers a painting of Christ dressing the Jews with a Tunic as exhibited in the Large Hall of the Main Gallery, and lists its provenience as San Felipe. This, too, may have been from Arias Fernández´s series.

Technical data

Inventory number
Arias Fernández, Antonio
Jesus Receiving the World from God the Father
Ca. 1657
Height: 220 cm; Width: 164 cm
Serie Pasión de Cristo. Convento de San Felipe el Real, Madrid
Madrid, Augustinian Convent of San Felipe el Real; Museo de la Trinidad.

Bibliography +

Cruzada Villaamil, Gregorio, Catálogo provisional, historial y razonado del Museo Nacional de Pinturas, Madrid, 1865.

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. I. Iglesia de San Francisco el Grande, Boletín del Museo del Prado, I, 1980, pp. 56.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (II). Museo de la Trinidad, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1991.

Álvarez Lopera, José, El museo de la Trinidad: historia, obras y documentos, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2009, pp. 85.

Other inventories +

Catálogo Museo de la Trinidad, 1865. Núm. 718.
ESCUELAS ITALIANA. / GUIDO RENI. [...] 718. Asunto místico. / Lienzo.- Al. 2,19.- An. 1,64. - Fig. t. n. / Escuela de Guido Reni. / Nuestro Señora Jesucristo, desnudo, arrodillado sobre la Cruz y rodeado de los atributos de la Pasion, recibe en sus manos el mundo que le entrega el Padre Eterno. Fondo, paisaje.

Inv. Museo de la Trinidad, Pintura. Núm. 718.
718 / Jesucristo arrodillado en actitud de recibir el / mundo de manos del Espíritu Santo figs de cuer- / po entº y tamº nat.l / Autor / alto 2,19 ancho 1,63 [Nota en margen derecho] Id. id. id. [Nota en margen izquierdo] N 60 / S R

Location +

Madrid - Real Basílica de San Francisco El Grande (Deposit)

Update date: 30-12-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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