Portrait of Manuel Rodríguez Codolà
Otero Camps, Jaume [Maó, 1888 - Barcelona, 1945]
Technique: Plaster
Dimensions: 45 x 35 x 6 cm
Date: 1940
Generic classification: Sculpture
General inventari: 418 E
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Notes:
Inscriptions: “SECRETARIO PERPETUO DE LA REAL / ACADEMIA DE /BELLAS ARTES / DE S. JORGE DE / BARCELONA / AÑO DE / 1940”, at the upper left; “DON MANUEL RODRÍGUEZ CODOLÀ/ PROFESOR DE LA ESCUELA DE BELLAS / ARTES DE BARCELONA”, at the lower side. Provenance: This work is a tribute plaque to Rodríguez Codolà offered by the Academy and the School of Fine Arts. Manuel Rodríguez Codolà (1872 – 1946) was admitted to the Academy on February 16th 1902, where he was secretary from 1903 until his death in 1946. He was undoubtedly the moving spirit of the institution for many years. Earlier, in 1900, he had already been appointed assistant teacher of the Llotja School. The close relationship between Jaume Otero and Rodríguez Codolà was indeed the reason why this plaque was executed by Otero himself.


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