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

Modena, 1725 - Venice, 1796

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View of The Palace of Aranjuez

1756. Oil on canvas.
Room 020

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
Battaglioli, Francesco
View of The Palace of Aranjuez
Height: 68 cm; Width: 112 cm
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 +

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Other inventories +

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

Inscriptions +

Vista della iluminacion coque en el / Delicioso Real Sitio de Arangez se / celebra el dia de S. Fernando Gloriosisimo / nombre del rey ntro. Señor, dispue/ sto por D. Carlo Broschi Farinelli y / pintada da Francesco Battaglioli/ 1756'

Exhibitions +

Goya y la corte ilustrada
14.02.2018 - 28.05.2018

Goya y la corte ilustrada
27.09.2017 - 21.01.2018

De Tiziano a Goya. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado
14.07.2006 - 15.10.2006

De Tiziano a Goya. Obras maestras del Museo del Prado
24.03.2006 - 02.07.2006

Fernando VI y doña Bárbara de Braganza
01.11.2002 - 28.02.2003

Madrid pintado
19.10.1992 - 10.01.1993

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

Location +

Room 020 (On Display)


Displayed objects +

Lighting accesories: Luminarias de vidrio de diferentes colores


Update date: 04-10-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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