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Saint Luke
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

Bayeu, Francisco See author's file

Saint Luke

1771. Oil on canvas Not on display

Sketches for the pendentives of the dome of the collegiate church at La Granja (Segovia). With this decoration Bayeu continued the project begun by Giambattista Tiepolo, who died in 1770, imbuing the compositions with the harmony, solidity and clarity he learnt while training under Mengs. Three of the evangelists are shown writing, inspired by angels, while Saint Luke, patron of painters, holds an image of the Virgin and Child.

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Inventory number
P002485
Author
Bayeu, Francisco
Title
Saint Luke
Date
1771
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 58 cm.; Width: 59 cm.
Series
Serie de preparatorios para el fresco de la Cúpula de la Colegiata de la Granja de San Ildefonso
Provenance
Royal Collection (testamentaría del pintor 1795, Colección Chopinot, adquiridos por Isabel II)

Bibliography +

Sambricio, Valentin De, Francisco Bayeu, Instituto Diego Velázquez, Madrid, 1955, pp. lám. 20.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 40.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, I, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº2763.

Morales y Marín, José Luis., Francisco Bayeu : vida y obra /, Ediciones Moncayo, Zaragoza, 1995, pp. 91.

Bray, Xavier, The iconography of Francisco Bayeu's frescoes for the Colegiata at La Granja de San Ildefonso, The Burlington magazine, 139, 1997, pp. 543.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Goya y la pintura española del siglo XVIII: guía, Museo del PradoAldeasa, Madrid, 2000, pp. 112.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2763.
Desde el número siguiente 2763 al 2770, ambos inclusives, fueron comprados a D. Carlos Luis Peñarredonda en virtud de Orden de 12 de enero de 1843, abonando la R. Casa por ellos la cantidad de 2700 R.s v.on'. / Idm 2763. San Lucas / ALto 2 pies, 1 pulg; Ancho 2 pies, 1 pulg.

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

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