Portrait of the Canon Francesc de Santjust i de Pagès
Anònim, escola catalana (segle XVIII)
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 139 x 101 cm
Date: d. 1708
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 172
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Notes:
Inscribed: At lower part (on painted card): “Perill. d. // franciscvs sen-jus // et de pages sanctae ecclae barchin. major archidiaconvs, olimq. canon. vrge [ll’] // genere clarvs, avsteritate strenuus, devotione pingvis, patientia constans, solitudin [I’] // cvltor, zeloq. ecclesisticae discipline tabescens, post missionis congregatione, variis humani // spiritus impugnationibvs deees [sic] / svperatis barcinonae fundata, plenvm meritis obiit // optimus pater int / filios [‘] die 2 ivlii anno 1708 // aetatis / 54’. Provenance: Seminary of the Mission (Fathers Paüls) in Tallers street, Barcelona. Came to the Academy's Museum: 1814 (?). Note: It does not appear in the inventory of the works which were brought in in 1835. This fact suggests the work came in from the confiscations which took place during the Napoleonic period. The portrayed (c. 1654 - 1708) was the brother of Manuel de Santjust, bishop of Vic and a supporter of the Austrias' Dinasty.
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