Portrait of the Military Governor Blas de Aranza y Doile
Jubany, Joan (atribuït) [segle XVIII-XIX]
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 79 x 63 cm
Date: c. 1808
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 231
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Inscribed: On back of canvas, label of the “Un siglo olvidado..." exhibition; on label of the Academy, in ink: : “Retrato del Intendente/ D. Blas de Aranza/ 360/ (...) Juan Juvany". Provenance: Director's Office of the Escola de Llotja. Restauration: Restored by Joaquim Pradell in 1967. Restored by Balanguer & Gray workshop in july, 2000. Exhibitions: Barcelona, Exposición de Arte Antiguo, 1902, núm. 1713; Barcelona, Un Siglo Olvidado de Pintura Catalana (1750-1850), 1951, núm. 38; Barcelona, Exposició Intendents, Acadèmia de Bones Lletres, octubre 2000. Note: The portrayed (Salamanca, 1753 - ?1813) was military governor of the Principality of Catalonia between October 18th 1797 and September 29th 1808 (?). This present work appears in the catalogues as by Joan Juvany, a painter from which no documentary evidence has been traced. Therefore, it is more reasonable to attribute it to the well-known painter Francesc Jubany i Carreres (Barcelona, 1787 – 1852) and to credit the name of Joan to a mistake of the early catalogues. The work is in very poor condition.
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