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Giaquinto, Corrado
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Giaquinto, Corrado

Molfetta, Apulia (Italy), 1703 - Naples (Italy), 1766

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Ca. 1756. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

A Pietà made by this Neapolitan painter during his stay in Madrid (1753-1763). The group of Christ and the angel holding him corresponds to the fresco of the Holy Trinity in the chapel at Madrid’s Royal Palace, of which the Museo del Prado has a presentation sketch (P03204). A preparatory drawing of the figure of Christ is at the Museo di San Martino in Naples. Giaquinto had already used this compositional scheme in the fresco for the dome of The Holy Trinity at San Giovanni Calibita in Rome, which dates from around 1740. Smaller replicas of this composition, which Giaquinto himself painted on canvas, are at the Pinacoteca de Montefortino and the Institute of art of Minneapolis. This composition was also used by disciples of Giaquinto in Spain. For example, it appears in drawing by José del Castillo in the Museo del Prado (D0676 and D0677).

Technical data

Inventory number
Giaquinto, Corrado
Ca. 1756
Height: 89.7 cm; Width: 71 cm
Sotheby's New York, May 28, lot 110, 1999; Collection of Plácido Arango Arias; Bequest of Plácido Arango Arias, 2015.

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, A. E. (ed.), Corrado Giaquinto y España, Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 2006, pp. n. 49.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Plácido Arango Arias. Donación de 25 obras maestras de su colección de arte antiguo al Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. n. 21.

Maurer, Gudrun, 'Corrado Giaquinto. La Piedad' En:, Donación de Plácido Arango Arias al Museo del Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2016, pp. 62-63 n. 22.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Memoria de actividades 2015, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2016, pp. 64-67.

Lange, Justus, Entwurf oder kopie? Eine neuerwerbung der gemäldegalerie, Jahresbericht der Museumslandschaft Hessen Kassel, MHK, Kassel, 2020, pp. 60-61.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2906.

Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 24-08-2015

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