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Sculpture, Arithmetics and Architecture
Bertós, Francesco
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Bertós, Francesco

Rome, 1678 - Venice, 1741

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Sculpture, Arithmetics and Architecture

1730 - 1740. Bronze Room 085

In this group, characteristic of the Venetian Bertós’s technical virtuosity, the allegories of the liberal arts are accompanied by personifications such as Perfection, Intellect, Truth and Valour. The last of these is carving a bust with armour and wig which has been identified as that of Marshal Johann Matthias von der Schulenberg, an important patron of the artist.

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Bertós, Francesco
Sculpture, Arithmetics and Architecture
1730 - 1740
Height: 107 cm.; Width: 45 cm.; Base/bottom: 51 cm.; Weight: 53.8 Kg.
Mr. Lionel Harris Collection, London; Acquired from Carolina Beamonte de R. Bustelo, Madrid, 1977.

Bibliography +

Hildburgh, W. L., Some Bronze Groups by Francesco Bertos, Apollo: the international magazine for collectors, XXVII, London, 1938, pp. 81-85, il. IV.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado: adquisiciones de 1969 a 1977, Patronato Nacional de Museos, Madrid, 1978, pp. 92-101.

Coppel Aréizaga, R., Catálogo de la escultura de época moderna. Museo del Prado: siglos XVI-XVIII, Museo del Prado.Fd. Marcelino Botín, Madrid, 1998, pp. 113,114, n. 30.

Avery, C., The triumph of motion. Francesco Bertos (1678-1741) and the Art of Sculpture. Catalogué raisonné, U. Allemandi & Co., Turin, 2008, pp. 18; 73-86; 214-215, n. 109.

Azcue Brea, L., El origen de las colecciones de escultura del Museo del Prado. El Real Museo de Pintura y Escultura, El taller europeo. Intercambios, influjos y préstamos en escultura moderna europea. I Encuentro europeo de museos con colecciones de escultura, 2012, pp. 73-108.

Ekserdjian, D., 'Francesco Bertós. Sculpture, Arthmetic and Architecture'. En:, Bronze, 2012, pp. 220, 225 n.129.

Maurer, G., Goya: lo bello y lo recóndito. En: La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 353.

Mena Marqués, M.; Albarrán, V., La belleza encerrada: de Fra Angelico a Fortuny, folleto, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2013, pp. 51 n.227-n.228.

Mena Marqués, M.; Albarrán, V., Azúa, F. de, La belleza cautiva. Pequeños tesoros del Museo del Prado, Museo del Prado - Obra Social ''La Caixa'', Barcelona, 2014, pp. 179.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. s/n.
Adquiridas a Doña Carolina Beamonte en 2.100.000 pts. Fco. Bertos: Tres esculturas: ''La escultura, El Drama y la Guerra''.

Exhibitions +

Captive Beauty. Small Treasures at the Prado Museum
16.07.2014 - 05.01.2015

Captive Beauty. Fra Angelico to Fortuny
21.05.2013 - 10.11.2013

15.09.2012 - 09.12.2012

Location +

Room 085 (On Display)

Update date: 02-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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