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The Poultry Vendor
Loarte, Alejandro de
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Loarte, Alejandro de

Madrid? (Sapain), 1590 - Toledo (Spain), 1626

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The Poultry Vendor

1626. Oil on canvas. Room 008A

This is Loarte’s most ambitious work among his still lifes. A depiction of a market stall in the Plaza de Zocodover in Toledo, it marks the end of a career cut short by the artist’s early death. Brushwork, colour and lighting are used to create a composition of notable visual impact, of which another version of the same date is known.

Technical data

Inventory number
P008063
Author
Loarte, Alejandro de
Title
The Poultry Vendor
Date
1626
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 166 cm.; Width: 128 cm.
Provenance
Marina Carasso Collection; acquired by the State, through a nonrecourse debt, for the Prado Museum, 2011.

Bibliography +

Méndez Casal, M., El pintor Alejandro de Loarte, Revista española de arte, 1934, pp. 187-202.

Angulo Íñiguez, Diego, Historia de la pintura española: escuela toledana de la primera mitad del siglo XVII, Instituto Diego Velázquez, Madrid, 1972, pp. 207-226, n. 97.

Cherry, Peter, Arte y naturaleza: el bodegón español en el siglo de oro, Ediciones Doce Calles, Madrid, 1999, pp. 87-93.

Scheffer, F., Das Spanische Stillenben des 17. Jahrhunderts, Frankfurt Am Main, 2000, pp. 379-382.

Bernis, C., El traje y los tipos sociales de El Quijote, Madrid, 2001, pp. 368-389.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, Alejandro de Loarte, 'La gallinera' En: Memoria de actividades 2011, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2012, pp. 46-48.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, 'Alejandro de Loarte. La Gallinera' En:, La moda española en el Siglo de Oro, Junta de Comunidades de Castilla-La Mancha. Fundación Cultura y Deporte, 2015, pp. 319.

Portús, Javier, Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: The Golden Age in the Museo del Prado, The Yomiuri Shimbun: The National Museum of Western Art, Tokio, 2018, pp. n.48.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2821.

Exhibitions +

Velázquez and the Golden Age
Barcelona
16.11.2018 - 03.03.2019

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado
Kobe
13.06.2018 - 14.10.2018

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado
Tokio
24.02.2018 - 27.05.2018

Velázquez and the Celebration of Painting: the Golden Age in the Museo del Prado
Tokio
20.02.2018 - 27.05.2018

Indumentaria Española en el Siglo de Oro
Toledo
28.03.2015 - 14.06.2015

Location +

Room 008A (On Display)

Expuesto

Displayed objects +

Foodstuffs: Menudillos

Clothing / Dress: La joven está cubierta con una túnica "de rebozo". Mientras que la indumentaria del muchacho consiste en ropilla, montera, valona, y muy probablemente , un herreruelo sobre el hombro derecho.

Update date: 20-09-2020 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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