Copy of the Sibyl by Domenichino
Anònim, escola catalana (segle XIX)
Technique: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 124 x 94 cm
Date: Segle XIX
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 328
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Notes:
Inscribed: On back of frame, on label of the Academy, in ink: “Num. ant. 459/ Num. Mod. 313/ Sibila Euterpense/ Copia(...)’; on another modern label, in ink: “ACADEMIA/ Retrat dona"; on old card, in ink: “59". On back of canvas, in chalk: “59’. Provenance: It is probably a work by a scholarship-holder in Rome (Francesc Rodríguez Pusat, Miquel Cabanyes, Ramon Planella?); it passed to the Museum of theBoard of Commerce Restaurations: restored by J.M. Xarriè in 1980; restored by La Pinacoteca in 1995 Exhibitions: Barcelona, Banca Jover, 1995. Note: It is already recorded as a copy in the first published catalogue of the Academy's Museum (1833). However, the catalogues of 1837 and 1847 only say it is “de Dominiquino"; the subsequent catalogues list it again as a copy. The original, almost of the same measurements (1,23 x 0,94), is in the Galleria Borghese in Roma and was painted by Cardinal Scipione Borghese. There exists a further copy in the Real Academia de San Fernando in Madrid by Alejandro de la Cruz, dated from the 18th century. In 1932 it went on loan to the Comissió Provincial de Monuments Històrics i Artístics de Barcelona (bearing number 8 of the list of the works on loan) from where it was recovered years later.
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