The Eternal Father
Carracci, Annibale [Bolonia, 1560 - Roma, 1609]
Technique: Fresco (transferred on canvas)
Dimensions: 218 cm (diàmetre)
Date: 1600
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 889
Location: National Museum of Art of Catalonia
Provenance: Juan Enríquez Herrera's Chapell, at San Giacomo degli Spagnuoli, Rome. The group was taken apart and distributed between the Academy and the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Income date: Came to the Academy's Museum: August 9th 1851, gift of Queen Isabel II to the Academy although it was not physically brought in until March 1852 due to problems in the customs house. Bibliography: FÉLIBIEN, 3ª part, p. 273; ARAUJO 1875, p. 156-157; GUIA 1915, p. 18; GUIA 1930, p. 69; Acta Acadèmia 1934, p. 12; CAT. MAC 1936, p. 164, núm. 26; TORMO 1942, vol. I, p. 63-64; GUIA 1954, p. 50; MARÈS 1964, p. 187; MALAFARINA 1976, p. 125-126 (reprod.); CAT. EXPO. RENAIXEMENT I BARROC, p. 87; CAT. EXPO. ACADÈMIA 2000, núm. 4, p. 50-51 (reprod.); EXPOSICIÓ ACADÈMIA 2000, p. 68 (reprod.); CAT. EXPO. SOLÀ 2009, p. 101 (reprod.). CATÀLEGS 1866, 1867 i c. 1872, núm. 48; CATÀLEG 1999, p. 34 and 120 (reprod.). Photography: 130420 (Arxiu Fotogràfic de Museus). Note: Carracci designed the group and executed it with the help of his pupils Francesco Albani, Il Domenichino, Sisto Badalocchio and Giovanni Lanfranco. See María Margarita Cuyàs (pp. 361-364) for a summary of the execution of the whole group. Deposited in the Museum of Art in Barcelona since 1906, which has the inventory number 24282 MNAC.
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