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The Doorway of the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas (Valencia)
Domingo Marqués, Francisco
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Domingo Marqués, Francisco

Valencia, 1842 - Madrid, 1920

Domingo Marqués, Francisco See author's file

The Doorway of the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas (Valencia)

Ca. 1885. Oil on panel.
Not on display

Various gentlemen in Carlos IV-style clothing gather in front of the palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas in Valencia. They are accompanied by a pack of dogs and various lackeys. Domingo´s technique is based on short, schematic brushstrokes that shape the figures, bringing great luminosity and colorist expressivity to the overall composition. This type of small, lively works was especially popular with the wealthy bourgeoisie of Domingo´s time. The decorated entrance to this palace is one of the great architectural marvels of eighteenth-century Spain. The lower part, which is the only part visible in this painting, has two alabaster figures of rivers, each with an amphora at its feet. These sculptures, which allude to the Marquis´ title, were made by Ignacio Vergara (1715-1776) under the direction of Hip

Technical data

Inventory number
Domingo Marqués, Francisco
The Doorway of the Palace of the Marquis of Dos Aguas (Valencia)
Ca. 1885
Height: 31.8 cm; Width: 40.5 cm
Museo de Arte Moderno

Bibliography +

De la Puente, Joaquín, Casón del Buen Retiro. Catálogo de las pinturas del siglo XIX, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1985, pp. 58.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Maestros de la pintura valenciana del siglo XIX en el Museo, Museo Nacional del Prado, Autoridad Portuaria, Madrid, 1997, pp. 146-147.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 151.

Other inventories +

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 31 D.

Actas traslado de obras MEAC - Prado, 1971-1973. Núm. 112.

Registro del Museo de Arte Moderno, 1954. Núm. 119.
En 1954 estaba expuesta en la Sala VI del Museo de Arte Moderno. [Doc. A. M. P.: M.A.M., Inventario 1954. Notas a la vista de los cuadros. Pintura. Cuaderno 1, nº 135]

Inscriptions +

F Domingo
Signed. Back, lower right corner

Exhibitions +

Maestros de la pintura valenciana del siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado
25.11.1997 - 25.01.1998

Update date: 28-01-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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