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Portrait of a Cultured Greek
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Portrait of a Cultured Greek

Ca. 220. White marble. Not on display

This work has been so retouched that it is difficult to determine whether it is a copy of the portrait of a Greek whose facial features (but not his expression) somewhat recall Polyeuktos´s sculpture of Demosthenes, or instead a highly restored modern work. The nose, ears and herm-shaped bust are certainly modern. This work appears in the Ajello sketchbook (drawing 50, at the bottom) as Hippocrates, and in the El Carpio Album as Posidonius. It passed from the Marquis of El Carpio´s collection to the House of Alba, and from there to Philip V´s collection at the La Granja de San Ildefonso Palace.

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Inventory number
E000007
Author
Roman Sculptor
Title
Portrait of a Cultured Greek
Date
Ca. 220
Technique
Sculpted
Medium
White marble
Dimension
Height: 47 cm.; Width: 35 cm.; Base/bottom: 25 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Hübner, Emil, Die Antiken Bildwerke in Madrid, Druck Und Verlag Von Georg Reimer, Berlín, 1862, pp. 133.

Barrón, Eduardo, Catálogo de la escultura, Imprenta y fototipia J. Lacoste, Madrid, 1908, pp. 29, n.7.

Ricard, Robert, Marbres Antiques du Musee du Prado a Madrid, Feret & Fils, Burdeos, 1923, pp. 93.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las esculturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1949, pp. 25.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de la escultura, Madrid, 1957, pp. 18.

Blanco, Antonio; Lorente, Manuel, Catálogo de la escultura. Museo del Prado, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1981, pp. nº7.

Schröder, Stephan F., Catálogo de la escultura clásica: Museo del Prado, I, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 1993, pp. 264-267.

Elvira Barba, Miguel Ángel, El Cuaderno de Ajello y las esculturas del Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1998, pp. nº50.

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Inv. Real Museo, Escultura, 1857. Núm. 45.
45. Cabeza de marmol griego y del tamaño natural. / Alto 1 pie, 8 pulg.

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7.
Inscribed in black. On the front

LAOBRANOTIENETRANSCRIPCIONES

Exhibitions +

El cuaderno de Ajello y las esculturas del Museo del Prado
Madrid
19.10.1998 - 03.01.1999

Update date: 01-10-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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