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The Chaste Susannah
Maura y Montaner, Francisco
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Maura y Montaner, Francisco

Palma de Mallorca (Spain), 1857 - Irún, Guipúzcoa (Spain), 1931

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The Chaste Susannah

1885. Oil on canvas.
On display elsewhere

This composition adheres faithfully to the academic rules for the representation of the female nude, which demanded its insertion in a narrative scene by means of justification. In this exercise to fulfil the requirements of his residential grant at the Spanish Academy in Rome, Francisco Maura, the brother of a famous politician, chooses the best-known episode from the biblical story of Susannah, in which she is harassed by two old judges while bathing in a garden in Babylon.

Technical data

Inventory number
Maura y Montaner, Francisco
The Chaste Susannah
Height: 272 cm; Width: 200 cm
Dispatched by the Ministry of State to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1930

Bibliography +

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 400.

G. Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 184 nº 26.

Other inventories +

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 234-M.

Inscriptions +

F. Maura / Roma 1885
Signed and dated. Front, lower right corner

Location +

MUBAG - Museo de Bellas Artes Gravina (Deposit)

Update date: 28-01-2022 | Registry created on 23-01-2016

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