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Saint John Francis Regis preaching
Houasse, Michel-Ange
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Houasse, Michel-Ange

Paris (France), 1680 - Arpajon (France), 1730

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Saint John Francis Regis preaching

Before 1722. Oil on unlined canvas. Not on display

Work belonging to a series of six paintings, commissioned by the Society of Jesus for the church of its Novitiate in Madrid, on the occasion of the canonization of Juan Francisco de Regis, the first French Jesuit raised to the altars, in 1737. The commission was carried out by Father Pierre Daubenton, confessor of Philip V.

Knowledge of Houasse´s work was not limited to the palace environment. Although these are fairly conventional compositions, their public exhibition around 1722 brought Madrid artists up to date with the French canonical aesthetics of the turn of the century, concerned with correct drawing and harmonious intonation. Furthermore, Houasse undertook a task that must have been exemplary to his Spanish colleagues: he had some of the scenes he had painted for the palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso recorded.

Aterido Fernández, Ángel, El final del Siglo de Oro: la pintura en Madrid en el cambio dinástico 1685-1726, Madrid, Coll & Cortés, CSIC, 2015, p.99

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Inventory number
P004196
Author
Houasse, Michel-Ange
Title
Saint John Francis Regis preaching
Date
Before 1722
Technique
Oil
Support
Unlined canvas
Dimension
Diameter: 158 cm.
Series
Vida de San Francisco de Regis, iglesia de Noviciado, Compañia de Jesús, Madrid
Provenance
Novitiate Church, Society of Jesus, Madrid; Universidad Central

Bibliography +

Ponz, Antonio, Viage de España: en que se da noticia de las cosas mas apreciables, y dignas de saberse, que hay en ella, V, Atlas, Madrid, 1794; ed. facs. 1972, pp. 192.

L' art européen á la cour d'Espagne au XVIIIe siecle, Reunion des musees nationaux, París, 1979, pp. 123.

Houasse, Michel-Ange1680-1730, Miguel-Angel Houasse, 1680-1730: pintor de la Corte de Felip, Ayuntamiento, Delegación de CulturaPatrimonio Naci, Madrid, 1981, pp. 113.

El Real Sitio de Aranjuez y el arte cortesano del siglo XVII, Patrimonio Nacional, Madrid, 1987, pp. 250.

Ilustración y proyecto liberal la lucha contra la pobreza, Ibercaja, Zaragoza, 2001.

El arte en la corte de Felipe V, Fundación Caja-Madrid, Patrimonio Nacional, Museo Nacional del Prado., Madrid, 2002, pp. 169.

Aterido Fernández, Ángel, El final del Siglo de Oro: la pintura en Madrid en el cambio dinástico 1685-1726, Coll & Cortés, CSIC, Madrid, 2015, pp. 99.

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El arte en la corte de Felipe V
Madrid
30.10.2002 - 26.01.2003

Update date: 02-03-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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