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Saint Francis of Assisi in la Porziuncola
Castello, Félix (Attributed to)
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Castello, Félix (Attributed to)

Saint Francis of Assisi in la Porziuncola

Ca. 1646. Oil on canvas Not on display

Angulo and Pérez Sánchez provisionally attributed this work in their study of painting from Madrid (1969), considering it a canvas from his final years—a period with no confirmed works by this artist. Its suggested provenience, the Franciscan convent of Cuéllar (Segovia), is based on the original inventory of paintings from disbanded convents in the province of Segovia, drawn up by José Castelaro y Perea, which includes mention of a painting of “La Porziuncola.” However, the painting from Cuéllar was practically square. Its listed dimensions were seven feet, nine inches by seven feet, that is, 217 x 196 cm. The difference of height (33 cm) in a measurement in inches is sufficient to confirm that this is not the same work.

Technical data

Inventory number
P003279
Author
Castello, Félix (Attributed to)
Title
Saint Francis of Assisi in la Porziuncola
Date
Ca. 1646
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 250 cm.; Width: 190 cm.
Provenance
Madrid, Franciscan convent of Jesús y María, popularly known as San Francisco el Grande; Museo de la Trinidad.

Bibliography +

Angulo Íñiguez, D.; Pérez Sánchez, A. E., Historia de la pintura española: escuela madrileña del primer tercio del siglo XVII, Instituto Diego Velázquez, Madrid, 1969.

Pérez Sánchez, A. E., D. Antonio de Pereda (1611-1678) y la pintura madrileña de su tiempo, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1978, pp. nº 72.

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, ''El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. I. Iglesia de San Francisco el Grande, Boletín del Museo del Prado, I, 1980, pp. 51.

Moreno Alcalde, Mercedes, Pinturas procedentes de Segovia en el Museo de la Trinidad. Contribución al catálogo y localización del 'Prado disperso', Boletín del Seminario de Estudios (BSAA), 49, 1984, pp. 437.

Primer centenario de la diocesis de Madrid-Alcalá, Caja de Madrid, Madrid, 1986, pp. 318-320.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, II. Museo de la Trinidad, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1991.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pinturas de Segovia en el Museo del Prado: estudio de las pinturas de las instituciones eclesiásticas desamortizadas de Segovia que formaron parte del Museo de la Trinidad, por María Luisa Gómez Nebreda, Obra Social y Cultural de Caja Segovia, 2001, pp. 109.

Álvarez Lopera, José, El museo de la Trinidad: historia, obras y documentos, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2009, pp. 91.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de la Trinidad, Pintura. Núm. 448.
448. / La porciuncula de Sn fran.co con el Padre Eterno y la Virgen sobre un trono de nubes fs de tamº nat.l y cuerpo entero / autor / Rectifdo alto 2,50 ancho 1,90 1/2 / id.id.id. / Nº 30 / S.B.

There are no temporary exhibitions related to this work

Displayed objects +

Window glazed with flat panes of glass: Ventana acristalada con hojas de vidrio plano, unidas mediante junquillos de madera formando crucetas.

Textile, Domestic: Alfombra

Update date: 25-07-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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