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The Conversion of Saint Paul
Palma el Joven, Jacopo
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Palma el Joven, Jacopo

Venice, 1544 - Venice, 1628

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The Conversion of Saint Paul

1590 - 1595. Oil on canvas

Saul (Saint Paul) has fallen to the ground beside his horse. He is surrounded by his companions, who flee in fear at the apparition of Christ, represented by the brilliant light in the background. The composition is constructed on the basis of two large diagonals that converge on Saul —the work´s central element— and the strong scorci of its figures foreshadow the baroque movement. This work is a clear example of a Venetian tendency that began to develop in 1600 and was characterized by a greater emphasis on drawing, bringing out the figures´ contour lines. Palma the Younger was the last member of an important family of Venetian artists. He became the most important artist in that city during the late sixteenth century, developing his style on the basis of the great artists who were his immediate predecessors, such as Titian, Veronese and, most of all, Tintoretto. This work was acquired by Luis de Haro at the auction of the belongings of Charles I of England. Haro gave it to Felipe IV (1605-1665), who sent it to the Monastery of El Escorial. From there, it entered the Prado Museum in 1839.

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Oil on canvas, 1590 - 1595
Inventory number
P000272
Author
Palma el Joven, Jacopo
Title
The Conversion of Saint Paul
Date
1590 - 1595
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 207 cm.; Width: 337 cm.
Provenance
Commonwealth Sale (Charles I´s collection), 1649-1654; Edward Harrison; acquired by Alonso de Cárdenas for Felipe IV; Royal Collection (Real Monasterio de San Lorenzo, El Escorial-Madrid, Sala de Capítulos Prioral o de Oriente, en la banda frente a las ventanas, 1839)

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Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Ivanoff, Nicola, Giacomo Negretti Detto Palma Il Giovane. Estratto dei Pittori Bergamaschi, Banca Popolare, Bergamo, 1975, pp. 542, 669/lám. 3.

Mason Rinaldi, Stefania, Palma Il Giovane. L'opera completa, Electa, 1984, pp. 90, fig.214.

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Ekserdjian,D, 'J.Palma Giovane. The conversion of Saint Paul' En:, Charles I: King and Collector, Royal Academy of Arts,, Londres, 2018, pp. 242 n.60.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 684.
''Palma el Joven (Jacobo Palma, llamado) / 684. La conversion de Saulo (E.) / Alto 7 pies, 3 pulg; ancho 12 pies'' [Inventario Real Museo, 1857]

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 325.

Exhibitions +

Charles I: King and Collector
Londres
27.01.2018 - 15.04.2018

La Almoneda del Siglo. Relaciones artísticas entre España y Gran Bretaña, 1604 - 1655
Madrid
15.03.2002 - 02.06.2002

Location +

Room 040 (On Display)

Expuesto

Displayed objects +

Helmet

Instruments, Percussion / Membranophones

Sword

Lances / Spears

Update date: 14-08-2018 | Registry created on 02-12-2015

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