Portrait of Felip-Emmanuel de Bette
Anònim, escola catalana (segle XVIII)
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 139 x 100 cm
Date: c. 1742
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 177
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Notes:
Inscribed: At lower part (on painted card): “Phelipe Eml. de Bette, Flamenco, Cavallero de Lede, de la Exma. familia de los Marqueses de/ Lede, Comendador de la Orden de Santiago, siguió la carrera de la milicia, uniendo el valor y fideli/dad, â la pureza de vida, hasta la edad de 50 años, en que hallandose Theniente Genl. de los Exers./ del Rey Catholico, despues de muchas heridas recibidas en su Rl. Ser’, renunció los empleos y/ las esperanzas de mayores, devidos à su grande mer” abrazdo. por Cel’1. impulso el estado humilde de/ Her” de la Congn. de la Misn. en la Casa de Barnna., donde con singr. exem” de humd., sensillez y/ demas Virts., vivió hasta los 65 de su edad y murió en la misma C’, â los 4 de En. 1742.” On back of canvas, on label of the Academy, in ink: “N. a.: No le tuvo/ N. M.: 51/ Retrato de Felipe/ Emanuel de Bette’. Provenance: Seminary of the Mission (Fathers Paüls) in Tallers street, Barcelona. Came to the Academy's Museum: 1835 (?). Note: It does not appear in the inventory of the works which were brought in in 1835 although it is recorded in the document of 1837. The portrayed (Flandes, 1677 - Barcelona, 1742), was almost certainly the brother of Jan Frans van Bette, a notable Bourbon military who was leiutenant general of the royal army (this activity is represented by the battle which is sketched in the background, at the right of the painting), until 1727 when he entered a religious order in Barcelona. At the left of the depicted figure there is a painting that bares the image of Our Lady of Africa.
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