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The Slave Girl
Fabrés y Costa, Antonio María
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Fabrés y Costa, Antonio María

Gracia (Barcelona), 1854 - Roma, 1938

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The Slave Girl

Ca. 1886. Oil on canvas.
Room 061A

Condemned for stealing the jewels that hang in front of her, as is made clear by the sign over her head (“a thief ’s death” in Arabic), the iconography of the picture responds more to an erotic fantasy of the 19th-century imagination than to a realist narrative of slavery. Fabrés, one of the leading Spanish orientalists, was influenced by Fortuny, but endowed his work with a dimension of sensualist realism.


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Ca. 1886
Height: 269.5 cm; Width: 140.5 cm
Given by the artist to King Alfonso XIII, who loaned it to the Museo de Arte Moderno, 1907; Museo de Arte Moderno, 1907-1971; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, 2016

Bibliography +

Rafols, J.F., Diccionario de artistas de Cataluña, Valencia y Baleares, II, Edicions Catalanes. Gran Enciclopedia Vasca, Barcelona.Bilbao, 1980, pp. 396.

Espinós, A.; Orihuela, M. y Royo Villanova, M., El ''Prado disperso''. Cuadros depositados en Granada. II. Museo de Bellas Artes. Palacio de Carlos V, Boletín del Museo del Prado, IV, 1983, pp. 183.

Història de l'Art Catalá, VI, Edicions 62, Barcelona, 1986-2007, pp. 390.

Dizy Caso, Eduardo, Los orientalistas de la escuela española, ACR Éditions, 1997, pp. 83-95.

Reyero, Carlos, Desvestidas : el cuerpo y la forma real, Alianza, 2009, pp. /169.

Díez, José Luis (dir.), Pintura del Siglo XIX en el Museo del Prado: catálogo general, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2015, pp. 179.

G. Navarro, Carlos, Invitadas. Fragmentos sobre mujeres, ideología y artes plásticas en España (1833-1931), Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2020, pp. 190 nº 32.

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Inv. Museo Arte Moderno, 1954. Núm. 160.

Registros-Inventarios Museo Nacional de Arte Moderno, 1900-1936. Núm. 40F.

Inv. Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía. Núm. AS00065.

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A. Fabrés
Inscribed in black. Front, lower left corner

M.A.M. 40 (F)
Inscribed in brown color. Front, lower left corner

Seal. Stretcher

Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes de Granada

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Room 061A (On Display)

Update date: 14-05-2022 | Registry created on 13-12-2016

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