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Rafaela Flores Calderón
Esquivel, Antonio María
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Esquivel, Antonio María

Sevilla, 1806 - Madrid, 1857

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Rafaela Flores Calderón

Ca. 1842. Oil on canvas

The portrait of Rafaela Flores Calderón is part of an anthology of Spanish Romantic child portraits. Rafaela leans on a large empty cage while a gray parrot perches on her left hand. In the background a flower garden has a pedestal topped by a large vase on the right. Notable here is the painter´s special sensitivity at capturing the model´s natural elegance, which recalls English child portraits. The precise drawing and sober palette are emphasized by a few colorful touches, such as the cage and flowers that frame the setting of this girl´s portrait. These works were donated by Manuel Flores Calderón to the now-defunct Museum of Modern Art and accepted by Royal Order of 27 May 1911.

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Manuel Flores Calderón
Oil on canvas, Ca. 1842
Inventory number
P004301
Author
Esquivel, Antonio María
Title
Rafaela Flores Calderón
Date
Ca. 1842
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 138 cm.; Width: 105 cm.
Provenance
Museo de Arte Moderno

Bibliography +

Camón Aznar, José1898-1979, Le Portrait Espagnol du XIV Au XIX Siécle, Ministere de la Culture, Bruselas, 1970.

El niño en el Museo del Prado, Ministerio de Cultura, Dirección General de Bellas Artes, Madrid, 1983, pp. 155.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas del siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. 71.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Historia de la pintura sevillana: siglos XIII al XX, Guadalquivir, Sevilla, 1986, pp. 366-370 / lám. 311.

El siglo XIX en el Prado, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2007, pp. 150 / lám. 19.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Las aves en el Museo del Prado, SEO/BirdLife, 2010, pp. 209/36,192,223.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 171.

Other inventories +

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 49E.

Inv. Museo Arte Moderno, 1954. Núm. 152.

Actas traslado de obras MEAC - Prado, 1971-1973. Núm. 132.

Exhibitions +

El Siglo XIX en el Prado
31.10.2007 - 20.04.2008

Location +

Room 063B (On Display)

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Displayed objects +

Cage

Update date: 13-07-2018 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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