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Standing male nude facing front, with left hand leaning on a stone block
Fortuny y Marsal, Mariano
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Fortuny y Marsal, Mariano

Reus, Tarragona, 1838 - Roma, 1874

Miniatura autor

Standing male nude facing front, with left hand leaning on a stone block

Ca. 1861. White chalk, Conté crayon on laid paper, 425 x 307 mm.

Executed as an exercise in anatomy, this drawing dates from the end of the painter’s formative period in Rome and displays the firm, well-defined strokes of a more mature artist. The light, artificially dramatised, shapes the carefully moulded physique of the model, who has been identified as Arlecchino, the nickname given to Filippo Cuggini for his ability to reproduce puppet-like gestures when posing.


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Fortuny y Marsal, Mariano
Standing male nude facing front, with left hand leaning on a stone block
Ca. 1861
White chalk; Conté crayon
Laid paper
High/Height: 425 mm.; Width: 307 mm.
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, son of the painter, Venice, 1946; donated by Henriette Nigrin, widow of this, to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1950

Bibliography +

González López, Carlos, Mariano Fortuny Marsal. Catálogo de óleos y acuarelas. Catálogo de Dibujos. Tomo II, Diccionari Rafols, Barcelona, 1989, pp. 113.

Gutiérrez Márquez, Ana, Cecilia de Madrazo: Luz y memoria de Mariano Fortuny., Museo Nacional del Prado. Fundación María Cristina Masaveu, Madrid, 2017, pp. 134.

G. Navarro, C, 'Mariano Fortuny. Desnudo masculino en pie, de frente, con la mano izquierda apoyada sobre un sillar' En:, Fortuny (1838-1874), Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2017, pp. 104-105 n.3.

Exhibitions +

Fortuny (1838-1874)
21.11.2017 - 18.03.2018

Location +

Room B (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 16-03-2018 | Registry created on 14-11-2017

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