Apollo and Thetis
Maella y Pérez, Mariano Salvador (atribuït) [València, 1739 - Madrid, 1819]
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60 x 45 cm
Date: s.d.
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 371
Location: National Museum of Art of Catalonia
It dates revenue: 9 of june of 1796. Provenance: Museum of the former Junta de Comerç. In all probability it was among the works which Pasqual-Pere Moles bought form Joan Petit in 1796 consisting of eighteen paintings by Francisco Bayeu. Came to the Academy's Museum: June 9th 1796. Bibliography: CAT. EXPO. ACADÈMIA 2000, núm. 22, p. 86 i 87 (reprod.); NAVARRETE ORCEA 2005, p. 225; DE LA MANO 2011-2, p. 412 (reprod.). CATÀLEG [1833], sala 1ª, núm. 71; CATÀLEG 1837, Pint. núm. 36; CATÀLEG 1847, núm. 190; INVENTARI 1851, núm. 190; CATÀLEGS 1866, 1867 i c. 1872, núm. 91; CATÀLEG 1999, p. 29 (reprod.). Photography: 135022 (Arxiu Fotogràfic de Museus). Note: Though to the catalogue of c.1872 it appears as Francisco Bayeu's work, to the rest of the catalogues of the Museum of the Academy it appears as Bayeu's work, without specifying to which of the painters of this surname it belongs. The MNAC attributed the work to Ramon Bayeu a few years ago, but in 2005 there returned to attribute it to Francisco Bayeu. José de la Mano (from de la Mano 2011-2, p. 412) attributed the work to Mariano Salvador Maella. There are also specialists who attribute it to José del Castillo. Deposited in the Art Museums of Barcelona since 1906, where it has the inventory number MNAC 11580.
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