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Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds
Carnicero, Antonio
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Carnicero, Antonio

Salamanca (Spain), 1748 - Madrid (Spain), 1814

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Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds

1788 - 1789. Oil on canvas Not on display

Saint Francis´s sermon to the birds is one of the most popular episodes from his life. In his biography of that saint (chapter XXI, 58), Celano narrates the event that occurred near Menavia in the Espoleto Valley, when Saint Francis addressed the birds, praising them for their divine goodness in relation to their existence.

Technical data

Inventory number
P003485
Author
Carnicero, Antonio
Title
Saint Francis Preaching to the Birds
Date
1788 - 1789
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 216 cm.; Width: 272 cm.
Series
Vida de San Francisco. Claustro de la Iglesia de San Francisco el Grande, Madrid
Provenance
Madrid, Franciscan convent of Jesús y María, popularly known as San Francisco el Grande, cloisters; Museo de la Trinidad

Bibliography +

Ponz, Antonio, Viage de España. Vol. I, Joachin Ibarra, Madrid, 1793, pp. 109.

Cruzada Villaamil, Gregorio, Catálogo provisional, historial y razonado del Museo Nacional de Pinturas, Madrid, 1865.

García Barriuso, Patrocinio, San Francisco el Grande de Madrid : aportación documental pa..., [s.n], Madrid, 1975, pp. 502, nº30.

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. 56.

Martinez Ibañez, Maria Antonia, Antonio Carnicero Mancio, Pintor. Vol. II. Tesis Doctoral, III, Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 1987, pp. 297, nº4.

Martínez Ibáñez, María Antonia, La pintura de Antonio Carnicero Mancio en el Prado, Boletín del Museo del Prado, XI, 1990, pp. 37-41.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, II. Museo de la Trinidad, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1991, pp. nº1014.

Antonio Carnicero : 1748-1814, Ayuntamiento, Madrid, 1997.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Las aves en el Museo del Prado, SEO/BirdLife, 2010, pp. 197,222.

Other inventories +

Inv. Museo de la Trinidad, Pintura. Núm. 1014.
1014 / Sn Fran.co sentado sobre una roca predicando a las aves, á sus espaldas se ven dos relig.s de la misma orden en actitud de observación: F.do del tamº nat.l y cuerpo entº. / Autor Carnicero / Alto 2,16 1/2; ancho 2,72 / Id.id.id.

Exhibitions +

Antonio Carnicero Mancio
Salamanca
01.09.1997 - 30.09.1997

Antonio Carnicero Mancio
Madrid
28.01.1997 - 20.03.1997

Location +

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Update date: 06-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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