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Rigalt y Farriols, Luis
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Rigalt y Farriols, Luis

Barcelona, 1814 - Barcelona, 1894

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1858. Oil on canvas.
Room 063A

Built on a high and inaccessible mountain, the castle of Montsegur, one of the last strongholds of the Cathars (a Christian religious sect with gnostic elements that spread across Western Europe in the eleventh century), provides the title for this painting, although the real focus of the work is not the castle but the rugged topography of this area of southern France, which the painter describer accurately through successive planes of light and shadow.

Technical data

Inventory number
Rigalt y Farriols, Luis
Height: 118 cm; Width: 157 cm
Mercé Ros Gallery, Barcelona; acquired in 2010.

Bibliography +

Catálogo de la Exposición General de Bellas Artes, Exposición Genera de Bellas Artes, 1858, pp. 153-157.

Dura Ojea, Victoria, Cataleg del Museu de la Reial Academia de Belles Arts de San..., Reial Acadmia Catalana Belles Arte, 2002.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Memoria de actividades 2010, Madrid, 2011, pp. 24-26.

Barón, Javier, El paisaje romántico en España. En: El arte de la era romántica, Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado, Madrid, 2012, pp. 305-333.

Díez, J.L. (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado. Catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 508.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2800.

Inscriptions +

L Rigalt / 1858
Signed and dated. Front, lower right corner

Pais original / no 5
Inscribed. Back

Location +

Room 063A (On Display)

Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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