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Painting and Music
Bertós, Francesco
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Bertós, Francesco

Rome, 1678 - Venice, 1741

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Painting and Music

1730 - 1740. Bronze.
Room 085

Owing to their ascending composition and their evidently decorative character, it is believed that these sculptural groups, the so-called Triumphs, were designed as table centrepieces. Like its pair (E00505), this group of ten figures represents allegories of the liberal arts through personifications of the concepts that define them, such as Imitation, Design, Study, Time and Harmony.

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Bertós, Francesco
Painting and Music
1730 - 1740
Height: 105 cm; Width: 45 cm; Base/bottom: 48 cm; Weight: 66.4 Kg
Mr. Lionel Harris Collection, London; Acquired from Carolina Beamonte de R. Bustelo, Madrid, 1977.

Bibliography +

Hildburgh, W. L., Some Bronze Groups by Francesco Bertos, Apollo, XXVII, 1938, pp. 81-85, il. V.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado: adquisiciones de 1969 a 1977, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1978, pp. 92, 101[97].

Coppel Aréizaga, R., Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado-Fundación Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 115, n. 31.

Avery, C., The triumph of motion. Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the Art of Sculpture. Catalogué raisonné, U. Allemandi & Co., Turin, 2008, pp. 18; 73-86; 214-215, n. 109.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. s/n.
Adquiridas a Doña Carolina Beamonte en 2.100.000 pts. Fco. Bertos: Tres esculturas: ''La escultura, El Drama y la Guerra'' [Aparece anotado en el inventario entre los asientos 1947 y 1948, pero no se le adjudicó número]

Location +

Room 085 (On Display)

Update date: 09-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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