Copy of the Madonna della Sedia by Raphael Sanzio
Lacoma i Fontanet, Francesc (atribuït) [Barcelona, 1784 - París, 1849]
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 51 x 36 cm
Date: Entre 1804 i 1815 ?
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 190
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Notes:
Inscribed: On stretcher and on back of frame, on label of the Academy, in ink: “N.a. 110/ N.M. 108/ La Virgen (...) la Silla/ (Del mus(...) de Luca)/ Copia de Rafael/ por Lac(...)ma". Provenance: Museum of the former Junta de Comerç. Restoration: The work has been restored Note: The catalogues of the Academy's museum do not specify, as usual, if it is a work by Lacoma i Sans or by Lacoma i Fontanet. Still, the fact that it is a copy (even though it is a fragment copy in a different scale) of the well-known Madonna della Sedia by Raphael strongly suggests that it was executed by Lacoma i Fontanet since this work, which is now in the Palazzo Pitti of Florence, was in Paris from 1799 to 1815, city in which Lacoma i Fontanet settled in 1804. The work was included in the Napoleonic plunder, which the Catalan painter knew so well since he was the person who undertook the task of repatriating the Spanish part. However, both attributions conflict with the late clarification recorded in the Catàleg 1866 which states that the original by Raphael did not correspond to the well-known painting currently in Florence, but to one in the Museo de Luca, since for what is known, neither of the Lacoma's ever visited Italy.
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