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The Holy Family
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

Bayeu, Francisco See author's file

The Holy Family

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

This is a study depicting Saint Joseph taking the Christ Child from the Virgin’s arms. The figures are depicted in half-length and stand out against the foliage of a tree. It was exhibited as having been by Mariano Salvador Maella in the ‘Exhibition of Drawings 1750–1860’ in 1922. However, the style of this drawing is identical to that of The Holy Family (D000581), which is undoubtedly by Francisco Bayeu, a fact that enables the attribution of this drawing to him.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, p.112

Technical data

Inventory number
Bayeu, Francisco
The Holy Family
XVIII century
White chalk; Black chalk
Grey paper
Height: 180 mm; Width: 145 mm
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Boix y Merino, Félix, Exposición de dibujos: 1750 a 1860: catálogo general ilustrado, Sociedad Española de Amigos del Arte,, Madrid, 1922, pp. nº 328.

Arnáez, Rocío, Catálogo de Dibujos II. Dibujos españoles siglo XVIII. A-B, Madrid, 1975, pp. 112.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 61?.

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 50.

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 616.

Inscriptions +


Inscribed. Passepartout

Inscribed in white. Passepartout

Exhibitions +

Dibujos de Francisco Bayeu
17.11.1995 - 13.12.1995

Update date: 22-08-2022 | Registry created on 27-07-2017

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