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The Grotto at Posillipo in Naples
Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
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Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro

Madrid (Spain), 1762 - Madrid (Spain), 1808

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The Grotto at Posillipo in Naples

1766 - 1800. Hardstone, precious Not on display

This mosaic was made at the Royal Laboratory of Gemstones of the Buen Retiro. It is based on a painting by Gaspare Vanvitelli (Gaspar van Wittel), P02463.

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The Grotto at Posillipo (Naples)
Oil on canvas, First third of the XVIII century
Inventory number
O000505
Author
Real Laboratorio de Piedras Duras del Buen Retiro
Title
The Grotto at Posillipo in Naples
Date
1766 - 1800
Technique
Inlay
Medium
Hardstone, precious
Dimension
Height: 38.3 cm.; Width: 48.4 cm.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Perez Villamil, Manuel, Artes e Industrias del Buen Retiro. La Fabrica de la China, Suc.De Ribadeneyra, 1904.

Espinós, Adela; Orihuela, Mercedes y Royo Villanova, Mercedes, "El Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. VIII. Museo del Ejército, Boletín del Museo del Prado, III, 1982, pp. 130.

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M. [et al.], El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Madrid. XI. Ministerio de Cultura, Boletín del Museo del Prado, VI, 1985, pp. 45.

Giusti, Anna Maria, Pietre Dure. Hardstone in Furniture and Decorations, Philip Wilson Publishers, 1992.

Aguiló Alonso, María Paz, Mesas de piedras duras en el Museo del Prado, Galería Antiquaria, 1996, pp. 28-34.

Mañueco Santurtún, Carmen, Manufactura del Buen Retiro 1760-1808, Ministerio de Educacion y Cultura, 1999.

González-Palacios, Alvar, Las colecciones reales españolas de mosaicos y piedras duras, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 188, 191-192, nº 33.

Aguiló Alonso, María Paz, Mosaicos y Piedras duras del Prado, Galería Antiquaria, 2001, pp. 62-66.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 357.
"357. Un cuadro de mosaico con marco/ dorado que representa una gruta/ del Reyno de Nápoles. / Largo 1 pie, 8 pulg./ Alto 1 pie, 3 pulg, 6 lin."

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