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View of The Palace of Aranjuez
Battaglioli, Francesco
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Battaglioli, Francesco

Módena, 1725 - Venecia, 1796

View of The Palace of Aranjuez

1756. Oil on canvas, 68 x 112 cm.

This view of Aranjuez Palace was painted in 1756, on the occasion of the celebration of the saint´s day of King Fernando VI (1713-1759). This work was one of a group of views of the Palace and of the celebrations that took place there. Originally, there were probably four, but only this one and Fernando VI and Bárbara de Braganza in the Gardens of Aranjuez (P04181, also in the Prado Museum) remain. The moment depicted here may be the beginning of the series: the guests arriving at the palace in their carriages. Battaglioli shows almost topographical precision in his rendering of the architecture and gardens, which gives these two works a valuable historical and testimonial content. Moreover, in order to avoid confusion, he added the description necessary for identifying the scenes on a pair of cartouches in the foreground: “View of the illumination with which at the/Delightful Royal Seat of Arangez is/ celebrated the Most Glorious day of Saint Fernando/ [which is the] name of our lord and king, arr/ anged by Carlo Broschi Farinelli / painted by Francesco Battaglioli/ 1756.” These paintings were probably privately commissioned as they were part of the collection of the well-known castrato, Farninelli, in Bologna. They were acquired by the Prado Museum in 1979. There is also an unsigned but autograph copy of one of these, with very interesting variations in the distribution of the figures and of the sculptures on the fountains.

Technical data

Inventory number
P04180
Author
Battaglioli, Francesco
Title
View of The Palace of Aranjuez
Date
1756
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
High/Height: 68 cm.; Width: 112 cm.
Provenance
Collection Carlo Broschi, Il Farinelli, Bologna; Farinelli descendants; Luigi Grassi, Florence; Agosto Mazzetti, before 1913; collection of New York, since 1927; acquired from P. & D. Colnaghi, Old Master Trading, London, 1979.

Bibliography +

Fiocco, G., La pittura veneziana alla Mostra del Settecento, 1929.

Palluchini, R., La pittura veneziana del Settecento, Venecia-Roma, 1960, pp. 209.

Zampetti, Pietro, A dictionary of venetian painters.Vol.IV.18th century, Leigh-On-Sea F.Lewis publishers, 1971, pp. p.14 (biografía del autor).

Urrea, Jesús, La pintura italiana del siglo XVIII en España, Valladolid Secretariado de Publicaciones de la Universidad, 1977, pp. 89.

Foucart, J. Millar,O. Young, E., Trafalgar galleries at the Royal academy. Old master paintings, Londres B.Cohen and sons, 1977, pp. 6-9.

L' art européen á la cour d'Espagne au XVIIIe siecle, Paris Reunion des musees nationaux, 1979, pp. 173.

Love Triumphant APOLLO MAGAZINE, 1980, pp. 275-277.

Pita Andrade,J.M. Pérez Sánchez, A.E. Puente, J.de la, Museo del Prado. Adquisiciones 1978-1981., Madrid Ministerio de Cultura, 1981, pp. nº 3.

Museo Nacional del Prado., Museo del Prado : catálogo de las pinturas /, Madrid Museo del Prado,, 1985, pp. 36.

El Real Sitio de Aranjuez y el arte cortesano del siglo XVII, Madrid Patrimonio Nacional, 1987, pp. 166, 414, nº 215.

Aguilar García, Mª D. Alvarez, D. Allo Manero, A., El Arte en las Cortes Europeas del siglo XVIII, Madrid Comunidad de Madrid, 1989.

Suárez de Figueroa, Diego, Camino de el cielo: emblemas christian[o]s ..., Madrid s.n., 1992, pp. 100, n.29.

Morales y Marín, José Luis, Pintura en España: 1750-1808, Madrid Cátedra, 1994, pp. 134 lám.82.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas : 1996, Madrid Ministerio de Educación y Cultura, 1996, pp. 18.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: inventario general de pinturas, Madrid Museo del PradoEspasa Calpe, 1996.

Magarita Torrione (ed.), Crónica festiva de dos reinados en la Gaceta de Madrid: 1700 - 1759, París Ophrys, 1998.

Beddington, Charles, Antonio Joli: opera pittorica. By Mario Manzelli, Venice. Studio LT2: 1999 : The Burlington Magazine Publicati, 2000, pp. 640.

Torrione, Margarita, Decorados teatrales para el Coliseo del Buen Retiro en tiempos de Fernando VI. Cuatro óleos de Francesco Battaglioli : Imp. Raycar, 2000, pp. 40-51.

Bonet Correa, Antonio1925-, Un reinado bajo el signo de la paz: Fernando VI y Bárbara d, Madrid Secretaría General Técnica, Ministerio de Educació, 2002, pp. 395, nº 69.

Galán Domingo, Eduardo, 'El carruaje ceremonial y ciudadano en España de 1700 al triunfo del automovil' en Historia del carruaje en España, Madrid : Fomento de Construcciones y Contr, 2005, pp. 246.

De Tiziano a Goya. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado., Tokio - Osaka, 2006.

Urrea, Jesús, Antonio Joli en Madrid, 1749-1754, Madrid Fondo Cultural Villar Mir, 2012, pp. 24-26, 50-54.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (desde 1856). Núm. 1947.
Autor: Francesco Battaglioli / 1947. Asunto: Palacio de Aranjuez / Medidas: 0,68 x 1,12 / Catálogo nº 4180' / </br>Adquiridos en 1979: dos Battaglioli. 45.000 libras a la casa Colnaghy de Londres

Exhibitions +

De Tiziano a Goya. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado (Tokio / Osaka)
Osaka
14.07.2006 - 15.10.2006

DE TIZIANO A GOYA. OBRAS MAESTRAS DEL MUSEO DEL PRADO
Osaka
14.07.2006 - 15.10.2006

De Tiziano a Goya. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado (Tokio / Osaka)
Tokio
24.03.2006 - 02.07.2006

DE TIZIANO A GOYA. OBRAS MAESTRAS DEL MUSEO DEL PRADO
Tokio
24.03.2006 - 02.07.2006

Fernando VI y doña Bárbara de Braganza
Madrid
01.11.2002 - 28.02.2003

Madrid pintado
Madrid
19.10.1992 - 10.01.1993

El Arte en las Cortes Europeas del siglo XVIII
Aranjuez
29.04.1987 - 22.06.1987

Location +

Room 022 (On Display)

Update date: 12-02-2016 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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