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The Holy Family
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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The Holy Family

XVIII century. White chalk, Black chalk on grey paper.
Not on display

This is a preparatory drawing, together with D000409 and D003304, for the canvas The Holy Family (P005119) that belongs to the Museo del Prado and that was deposited in the Museo de Burgos. It was exhibited as a work by Mariano Salvador Maella in the ‘Exhibition of Drawings 1750–1860’ in 1922.

This study depicts the Virgin seated in the foreground, with the Christ Child in her arms. Behind them is Saint Joseph. The background is a wooded scene.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, p.111

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XVIII century
White chalk; Black chalk
Grey paper
Height: 180 mm; Width: 145 mm
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Bibliography +

Boix, F., Exposicion de Dibujos 1750 a 1860.Catalogo General Ilustrado..., Sociedad Española de Amigos del A, Madrid, 1922, pp. nº 328.

Arnáez, Rocío, Francisco Bayeu: Nuevas identificaciones de dibujos, Archivo español de arte, 181, 1973, pp. 80.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, pp. 111.

Morales y Marín, José Luis, Francisco Bayeu. Vida y obra, Ediciones Moncayo, Zaragoza, 1995, pp. 174, nº 293.

Francisco Bayeu: 1734-1795 : exposición Zaragoza, 18 abril-1, Museo e Instituto de Humanidades "Camón Aznar", Zaragoza, 1996, pp. 194, nº 43.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 67.

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 41?.
"Numeracion Antigua 67. [Numeración] Moderna 41. Sacra Familia- M. S. Maella. alto 0,18 ancho 0,15. con marco negro y cristal-"

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 615.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed. Front, lower right corner

Inscribed in pencil. Passepartout

Printmaking. Passepartout


Exhibitions +

Francisco Bayeu
18.04.1996 - 19.05.1996

Update date: 26-08-2022 | Registry created on 27-07-2017

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