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The Prophecy of Isaiah
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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The Prophecy of Isaiah

1778 - 1779. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

The prophet Isaiah is depicted on clouds, surrounded by angels and pointing to one of them, who holds a scroll with the following Latin text concerning the birth of the Messiah: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel”. Bayeu’s canvas, which is a preparatory sketch for the ceiling of the high altar in the chapel of the royal palace in Aranjuez, reveals the influence of Anton Raphael Mengs (1728-1779).

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Bayeu, Francisco
The Prophecy of Isaiah
1778 - 1779
Height: 47 cm; Width: 57 cm
Serie de preparatorios para frescos de la Capilla Pública del Palacio Real de Aranjuez
Royal Collection (Adquirido a Julián María Piñera, 1842)

Bibliography +

Sambricio, Valentin De, Francisco Bayeu, Instituto Diego Velázquez, Zaragoza, 1955, pp. 37 / lám. 20.

Salas, Xavier de, Museo del Prado. Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 41.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº2753.

Francisco Bayeu: 1734-1795 : exposición Zaragoza, 18 abril-1, Museo e Instituto de Humanidades "Camón Aznar", Zaragoza, 1996, pp. 55.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2753.
2753 / Idm. / El Evangelista San Mateo. / Alto 1 pie, 6 pulg; ancho 2 pies.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 650.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1910. Núm. 2489.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1942-1996. Núm. 2489.

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Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left corner

nº 2489 [tres veces en la parte superior las otras dos a lápiz ]
Inscribed with chalk. Back, Upper central area

S. R [+ numeración no legible ]
Inscribed with chalk. Back, Upper left area

Ecco Virgo concepiet et pari et filium / et vocabitur nomen eius Emanuel. Reproduce a Isaías 7:14
Inscribed in black. Front, central left area

Update date: 09-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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