The Assumption of the Virgin
Carracci, Annibale [Bolonia, 1560 - Roma, 1609]
Albani, Francesco [Bolonia, 1578 - 1660]
Technique: Fresco (transferred on canvas)
Dimensions: 213 x 243 cm
Date: 1604 - 1605
Generic classification: Paint
General inventari: 890
Location: National Museum of Art of Catalonia
Notes:
Provenance: Juan Enríquez Herrera's Chapell, at San Giacomo degli Spagnuoli, Rome. The group was taken apart and distributed between the Academy and the Museo del Prado in Madrid. Came to the Academy's Museum: August 9th 1851, gift of Queen Isabel II to the Academy although it was not physically brought in until March 1852 due to problems in the customs house. Bibliography: FÉLIBIEN, 3ª part, p. 273; ARAUJO 1875, p. 156-157; GUIA 1915, p. 18; GUIA 1930, p. 69; CAT. MAC 1936, p. 163, núm. 20; TORMO 1942, vol. I, p. 63-64; GUIA 1954, p. 50; MARÈS 1964, p. 187; MALAFARINA 1976, p. 125-126 (reprod.); CAT. EXPO. PREFIGURACIÓ 1992 (Cuyàs), p. 363 (reprod.) i 364; CAT. EXPO. RENAIXEMENT I BARROC, p. 87 i 92-93 (reprod.); GARCIA SASTRE 1997, p. 435; CAT. EXPO. ACADÈMIA 2000, núm. 5, p. 52 i 53 (reprod.); BRACONS MNAC 2005, p. 269 (reprod.); FERNANDEZ PARDO 2007, vol. III, p. 361; GUIA MNAC 2009, p. 62 (reprod.). CATÀLEGS 1866, 1867 i c. 1872, núm. 45; CATÀLEG 1999, p. 31 i 114 (reprod.). Photography: 104929 (Arxiu Fotogràfic de Museus). Note: Carracci designed the group and executed it with the help of his pupils Francesco Albani, Il Domenichino, Sisto Badalocchio and Giovanni Lanfranco. See María Margarita Cuyàs (pp. 361-364) for a summary of the execution of the whole group. Deposited in the Museum of Art in Barcelona since 1906, which has the inventory number 5676 MNAC.
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