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Thalia (?)
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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Thalia (?)

Before 1769. White chalk, Red chalk on dark toned paper.
Not on display

This drawing only depicts a study of a head in left profile, with an elaborate hairstyle of a female figure with her back turned. This study possibly would have been intended for the figure in D003558. This drawing was attributed to Mengs in the Real Museo’s inventory in 1857 with the number 110. Nevertheless, it is undoubtedly a preparatory drawing for the corresponding figure in the lower-central part of the fresco The Apotheosis of Hercules, painted before 1769, corresponding to the cupola in the Conversation Room of the living quarters of the Princes of Asturias, today converted into the Hall of Mirrors or Music Room in the Royal Palace in Madrid.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, p.32

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Inventory number
D000549
Author
Bayeu, Francisco
Title
Thalia (?)
Date
Before 1769
Technique
White chalk; Red chalk
Support
Dark toned paper
Dimension
Height: 343 mm; Width: 262 mm
Series
Serie de dibujos para la bóveda de la Apoteosis de Hércules en el Palacio Real de Madrid
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Arnáez, Rocío, Dibujos de Francisco Bayeu en el Museo del Prado, Archivo Español de Arte, 178, 1972, pp. 137, nº 150.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, pp. 32.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, Sección Dibujos, 1857. Núm. 110.
110. Otro idem [dibujo] de una figura de mujer, / del mismo [Mengs, nº109]. Alto un pie y dos pulgadas; / ancho diez y media pulgadas. Tiene / cristal y marco como el anterior [marco de nogal, nº109].

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 535.

Inscriptions +

535
Printmaking. Lower right corner, Front, Secondary support

MP [Anagrama con las iniciales dentro de un escudo]
Printmaking. Front, lower right corner

110
Handwritten label. Front, lower central area

F. BAYEU.
Handwritten label. Lower central area, Front, Secondary support

Update date: 24-11-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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