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Project for a cupola interior
Mantuano, Dionisio
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Mantuano, Dionisio

Bolonia, 1630 - Madrid, 1683

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Project for a cupola interior

XVII century. Grey-brown wash, Pencil, Grey-brown ink on yellow laid paper.
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The drawing, composed of two sheets (D000145), is only half of a design for the interior of a cupola in an oval-shaped chapel, decorated with trompe-l’oeil architecture in the style of Mitelli and Colonna. In the central area, which feigns an open sky, cherubim hold an image of the Crucified Christ. They carry it in the manner of a heavenly apparition to a saint who would undoubtedly be in the missing part of the project.

In the medallions held by the cherubim between the mouldings of the lunettes, the Portuguese coat of arms is depicted. While one is portrayed with a royal crown, another one is crowned with a laurel wreath, the symbol of Justice.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, p.101

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Project for a cupola interior (two sheets)
Grey-brown wash, Pencil, Grey-brown ink on paper attached to canvas, yellow laid paper, XVII century
Mantuano, Dionisio
Inventory number
D000146
Author
Mantuano, Dionisio
Title
Project for a cupola interior
Date
XVII century
Technique
Grey-brown wash; Pencil; Grey-brown ink
Support
Yellow laid paper
Dimension
Height: 286 mm; Width: 410 mm
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, pp. 101.

Madrid hasta 1875: testimonios de su historia, Ayuntamiento, Delegación de Cultura, Madrid, 1979, pp. nº 340.

García Cueto, David, 'Tendencias de la pintura mural madrileña desde el inicio del reinado de Carlos II hasta la llegada de Luca Giordano' En: Carlos II y el arte de su tiempo, Fundación Universitaria Española, Madrid, 2014, pp. 257-317 [281 f.9].

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 959.

Inscriptions +

del Pintor de castel Rodrigo, Mantuano [atribución]
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front

Update date: 12-08-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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