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Kite with a Group of dead Birds
Castillo, José del
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Castillo, José del

Madrid (Spain), 1737 - Madrid (Spain), 1793

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Kite with a Group of dead Birds

1774. Oil on canvas Not on display

This realistic depiction of a kite that has swooped down on a group of dead woodcocks and a pheasant is striking for the contrast between the bird of prey’s ferocity and the tranquil still-life with game birds set in a flat background landscape. This effect of surprise, typical of a capriccio, was popular at this period.

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Inventory number
P003035
Author
Castillo, José del
Title
Kite with a Group of dead Birds
Date
1774
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 91 cm.; Width: 155 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection, 1870.

Bibliography +

Sambricio, Valentín de, José del Castillo, pintor de tapices, Archivo español de arte, 23, 1950, pp. 282.

Held, Jutta, Die Genrebilder der Madrider Teppichmanufaktur und die Anfänge Goyas, Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlín, 1971, pp. 135, nº 220.

El "Prado Disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Vitoria. Delegación del Gobierno en el País Vasco, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 1989, pp. 107.

Orihuela, Mercedes, El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Vitoria. Museo de Bellas Artes de Álava, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 10, 1989, pp. 107.

Noticias. Levantamiento de depósitos. Madrid. Ministerio del Interior, Boletín del Museo del Prado, 11, 1990, pp. 117.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas. Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº5745 (Inv. cart. tapices).

Sánchez López, Andrés, La pintura de bodegones y floreros en España en el siglo XVI, Fundación Arte Hispánico, Madrid, 2008, pp. 671.

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Inv. Cartones para Tapices. Núm. 5745.
5745 / Un milano dos chochas y una gallina. ancho 1,55 alto, 0,92. por el mismo

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Update date: 20-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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