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The San Telmo Tower
Sánchez, Mariano Ramón
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Sánchez, Mariano Ramón

Valencia, 1740 - Valencia (Spain), 1822

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The San Telmo Tower

1781 - 1803. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

This canvas is part of a well-known series of 118 views of ports, bays, islands and shipyards of the Iberian Peninsula commissioned from the artist in 1781 by the Prince of Asturias, the future Charles IV. Sánchez completed the group in 1803. Depicting the San Telmo tower in Malaga, this view reveals the distant influence of the French painter Joseph Vernet in its approach, which is decorative and imprecise rather than specific and topographical.

Technical data

Inventory number
Sánchez, Mariano Ramón
The San Telmo Tower
1781 - 1803
Height: 47 cm; Width: 67 cm
Serie Vistas de Puertos Españoles
Royal Collection (Palacio Real, Madrid, sexta pieza de librería, 1814-1818, nº 400).

Bibliography +

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

Mano, José Manuel de la, Mariano Sánchez y las colecciones de 'Vistas de puertos' en la España de finales del siglo XVIII, I Congreso Internacional de Pintura Española del Siglo XVIII., 1998, pp. 351-368.

Gil, Antonio, 'Fortificaciones del litoral mediterráneo' En: Una mirada ilustrada. Los puertos españoles de Mariano Sánchez., Fundación Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, 2014, pp. 210-223 [220 f.221].

Rodriguez Villasante, Juan, 'La construcción real en la España de la Ilustración: imagen portuaria' En: Una mirada ilustrada. Los puertos españoles de Mariano Sánchez., Fundación Juanelo Turriano, Madrid, 2014, pp. 98-113 [108].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 1966.
Mariano Ramón Sánchez / 1966. Vista de la torre de san Telmo. / Alto 1 pie, 8 pulg; ancho 2 pies, 5 pulg.

Inv. Fernando VII, Palacio Nuevo, 1814-1818. Núm. 400.
Sexta pieza de Libreria [...] {21444 - 21445} 400 - 358 / vara largo 3 quartas alto marinas con pescadores - Sanchez

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in white. Front, lower left corner

Torre de Sn. Telmo.
Inscribed in black. Front, lower left corner

Inscribed in orange. Front, lower left corner

Exhibitions +

Their Majesties’ Retiring Room
09.04.2019 - 12.10.2021

Displayed objects +

Transport, Maritime / Transport, River

Update date: 11-04-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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