Bust of Prósper de Bofarull Mascaró
Vallmitjana Barbany, Venanci [Barcelona, 1830 - Barcelona, 1919]
Technique: Plaster
Dimensions: 48 x 27 x 21 cm
Date: 1860
Generic classification: Sculpture
General inventari: 28 E
Location: Reial Acadèmia Catalana de Belles Arts de Sant Jordi
Inscriptions: “VENANCIO / VALLMITJANA / SCULPSIT 1860”, at the left side; “PROSPERO / de / BOFARULL / y / MASCARÓ”, at the left side. Provenance: It was probably given by the artist himself. Note: Pròsper de Bofarull (1777-1859) did a great task as a filing clerk, in particular as Director at the Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragó (the Archives of the Corona d’Aragó) in Barcelona. This work is a posthumous tribute portrait since Bofarull died on December 29th 1859. The bronze bust is preserved in the Sala Cervantina of the Biblioteca de Catalunya (the Library of Catalonia) . It is signed “V. VALLMITJANA / 1860”, at the lower right. There is a further marble version in the Arxiu de la Corona d’Aragó.
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