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Saturn with the sign of Capricorn
Facchetti, Pietro (Copy after Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio))
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Facchetti, Pietro (Copy after Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio))

Saturn with the sign of Capricorn

XVI century. Oil on canvas Not on display

The life-sized figure that represents the planet Saturn holds a scythe in his hands. Behind him, a fragment of the Zodiac bears the sign of Capricorn. At the left, a winged figure leans on the Zodiac´s ring and gazes upwards.

This painting and its companions (P306 to P312) are copies of cartoons for the mosaics at the Chigi Chapel in the Roman church of Santa Maria del Popolo. Those cartoons were made by Raphael and the mosaics, by Alvise della Pace in 1516.

The paintings are from the royal collections and were brought to Spain by Rubens in 1603 as gifts from the Duke of Mantua to the Duke of Lerma. They were part of the decoration of Philip IV´s Salón Planetario (Planetary Hall) at the Buen Retiro Palace.

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Inventory number
P000311
Author
Facchetti, Pietro (Copy after Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio))
Title
Saturn with the sign of Capricorn
Date
XVI century
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 174 cm.; Width: 130 cm.
Series
Copias de los Cartones para mosaicos de la Capilla Chigi, Santa María del Popolo, Roma
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Inventario Palacio Nuevo., Madrid, 1794.

Madrazo, Pedro de, Viaje artístico de tres siglos por las colecciones de cuadro, Daniel Cortezo y Cª, Barcelona, 1884, pp. 102.

Martín González, Juan José1923-2009, Exposicion Conmemorativa del IV Centenario del Nacimiento de, Direccion General del Patrimonio..., Valladolid, 1977.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº17.

Ruiz Manero, Jose María, Pintura italiana del siglo XVI en España, Fundación Universitaria Española, Madrid, 1996, pp. 130.

Other inventories +

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Buen Retiro, 1794. Núm. 823.
Otra [pintura], del Planeta Saturno, con el Signo de Capricornio igual à la antºr. [dos varas de alto, y vara y media de ancho]...250

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1854-1858. Núm. 17.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 17.
Copia de Rafael. / 17. Saturno, con el signo de sagitario. / Alto 6 pies, 3 pulg; ancho 4 pies, 8 pulg.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 379.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1910. Núm. 311.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1942-1996. Núm. 311.

Exhibitions +

Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado
Cádiz
26.09.2019 - 06.01.2020

Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado
Zaragoza
26.04.2019 - 18.08.2019

Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado
Sevilla
29.11.2018 - 24.03.2019

Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado
San Sebastián
06.07.2018 - 28.10.2018

Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado
Oviedo
15.03.2018 - 17.06.2018

Arte y mito. Los dioses del Prado
Palma de Mallorca
22.11.2017 - 18.02.2018

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(Temporary Exhibition)

Update date: 26-09-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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