|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.|