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The Triumph of the Lamb of God
Bayeu, Francisco
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Bayeu, Francisco

Zaragoza, 1734 - Madrid, 1795

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The Triumph of the Lamb of God

Ca. 1778. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

This is a sketch for the vault above the high altar in the chapel of Aranjuez palace. God the Father is enthroned and embraces the Mystic Lamb, while angels spread the apocalyptic message inscribed on parchment: “Worthy is the Lamb who was slain, to receive power and wealth and wisdom and might and honour and glory and blessing” (Apocalypse 5, 12).

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Bayeu, Francisco
The Triumph of the Lamb of God
Ca. 1778
Height: 48 cm; Width: 58 cm
Serie de preparatorios para frescos de la Capilla Pública del Palacio Real de Aranjuez
Royal Collection (testamentaría del pintor 1795, adquirido a Julián María Piñera, 1842)

Bibliography +

Lozoya, Juan de Contreras y López de Ayala, Marqués de, Historia del arte hispánico, V, Salvat, Barcelona, 1949, pp. 79.

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

Morales y Marin, Jose Luis, Los Bayeu, Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza: Ara, Zaragoza, 1979, pp. nº118.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 37-38.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas (I) La Colección Real, Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1990, pp. nº2751.

Morales y Marín, José Luis, Francisco Bayeu. Vida y obra, Ediciones Moncayo, Zaragoza, 1995, pp. 102.

Francisco Bayeu: 1734-1795 : exposición Zaragoza, 18 abril-1, Museo e Instituto de Humanidades "Camón Aznar", Zaragoza, 1996, pp. 172.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 2751.
2751/ Idm, / Boceto de una pechina. / Alto 1 pie, 6 pulg; ancho 2 pies.

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1872-1907. Núm. 649.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in red color. Front, lower left area

Dignus est Agnus qui oc[cisus e]st / virtutem, et divinitatem, et sapientiam, [fortitu]dinem, / [et] honorum, et gloriam, et benedictum. Reproduce el Salmo 71.1
Inscribed in black. Front, Lower right area

Exhibitions +

Francisco Bayeu
18.04.1996 - 19.05.1996

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

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