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Self-Portrait (¿?)
Borgianni, Orazio (Attributed to)
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Borgianni, Orazio (Attributed to)

Roma, 1578 - Roma, 1616

Borgianni, Orazio See author's file

Self-Portrait (¿?)

1600 - 1610. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This work was registered with the number 227 in the 1794 inventory of paintings at the country estate of the Duke of el Arco (a part of the testament of Charles III), where it was identified as a portrait of painter Juan Bautista Martínez del Mazo. The 1920 painting catalog of the Museo del Prado lists it, instead, as a self-portrait by Esteban March but the inclusion in Dibujos españoles (1930, vol. III, pl. CCLV) of a drawing from the Fernández Durán Collection made it necessary to discard that idea. The drawing includes a period inscription that identifies it as a portrait of painter Esteban March and his son, Miguel, and their facial features differ considerably from those in the present painting. Roberto Longhi proposed the current identification on the basis of a portrait of Borgianni at the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, and since then, it has also been suggested, not without merit, that it may be a self-portrait by Luis Tristán, an artist who evidently know Borgianni and whose works sometimes closely resembled his.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Madrid, Museo del Prado, 1985, p.64

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Etching on laid paper, 1874
Inventory number
Borgianni, Orazio (Attributed to)
Self-Portrait (¿?)
1600 - 1610
Height: 95 cm; Width: 71 cm
Royal Collection (Quinta of the Duke of El Arco, El Pardo-Madrid, "novena pieza que es salón", 1745, ¿n. 286?; Quinta of the Duke of El Arco, "pieza octava que es salón", 1794, n. 227)

Bibliography +

Mayer, August L., Historia de la Pintura Española, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1928, pp. 269.

Sánchez Cantón, F. J., Dibujos Españoles. Vol. III. Siglo XVII, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. 255.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Borgiani,Cavarozzi y Nardi en España, C.S.I.C.Inst.Diego Velazquez, Madrid, 1964, pp. lám.1.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Pintura italiana del S. XVII en España, Universidad Fundación Valdecilla, Madrid, 1965.

Spear, Richard E., Caravaggio and His Followers, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, 1971, pp. nº8.

Angulo Iñiguez, Diego, Historia de la pintura española: escuela toledana de la primera mitad del siglo XVII, Instituto Diego Velázquez, Madrid, 1972, pp. 191.

Salas, Xavier de, 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. 64.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990.

Papi, Gianni, Orazio Borgianni, Edizioni Dei Soncino, Soncino, 1993, pp. 140.

Buendía, José Rogelio, El Prado. Colecciones de Pintura, Lunwerg Editores, Barcelona, 1994, pp. 300.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Luis Tristan H 1585-1624, Fundación BBVA, Madrid, 2001, pp. 248.

Aterido Fernández, Ángel; Martínez Cuesta, Juan; Pérez Preciado, José Juan, Colecciones de pinturas de Felipe V e Isabel Farnesio. Inventarios Reales, II, Fundación de Apoyo de la Historia, Madrid, 2004, pp. 361.

El mundo que vivió Cervantes, Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales, Madrid, 2005, pp. 459.

Artisti a Roma : ritratti di pittori, scultori e architetti..., De Luca Editori d´Arte, 2008, pp. 18.

Portús, Javier, Metapintura: un viaje a la idea del arte en España, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2016, pp. 48-49.

Papi, Gianni, Borgianni and Maíno: new discoveries, Artur Ramon Art, 2017, pp. 6.

Kubota, Azu, Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in the Museo del Prado, The Yomiuri Shimbun, The National Museum of Western Art, Tokio, 2018, pp. 76.

Other inventories +

Inv. Felipe V, Quinta duque del Arco, 1745. Núm. ¿286?.

Inv. Testamentaría Carlos III, Quinta duque del Arco, 1794. Núm. 227.

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 184.
March. / 184. Retrato del pintor juan bautista del mazo. / Tiene la paleta en una mano y el pincel en la otra (figura de medio cuerpo) / Alto 3 pies, 5 pulg; ancho 2 pies, 6 pulg, 6 lin

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 779.

Exhibitions +

Velázquez and the Golden Age
16.11.2018 - 03.03.2019

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado
13.06.2018 - 14.10.2018

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado
24.02.2018 - 27.05.2018

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado
20.02.2018 - 27.05.2018

Meta-painting. A Journey to the Idea of Art
15.11.2016 - 19.02.2017

El mundo que vivió Cervantes
13.10.2005 - 19.02.2006

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