Mural Paintings from the Herrera Chapel

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Mural Paintings from the Herrera Chapel
Annibale Carracci - Mural paintings from the Herrera Chapel - Google Art Project.jpg
Artist Annibale Carracci
Year 1604–1606
Type Fresco transferred to canvas
Location Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya & Museo del Prado, Barcelona & Madrid

The Mural Paintings from the Herrera Chapel is group of mural painting by Annibale Carracci and collaborators, conserved between the National Art Museum of Catalonia[1] and de Museo del Prado.


In 1602, the Spanish nobleman Juan Enriquez de Herrera dedicated a chapel in the church of Santiago, the Spanish Franciscan of Rome to Diego de Alcala. The mural decoration, with scenes from the saint's life, was done by the Bolognese painter Annibale Carracci. In 1604 began designing the master of all the preparatory cartoons, but he came ill while personally directing the work 'in situ'. So, the work was finished by his collaborators, who included Giovanni Lanfranco Sisto Badalocchio and Francesco Albani. In the mid-nineteenth century the frescoes were uprooted and transferred to canvas and are now distributed between MNAC and Museo del Prado.


The group consists of 16 items, 9 of which are kept at the MNAC[2] and the other 7 at the Museo del Prado in Madrid. From the former church of San Giacomo degli Spagnuoli in Rome.[3]

# Imatge Title Authors Museum Reference
1 Annibale Carracci i Francesco Albani- Apòstols al voltant del Sepulcre buit.jpg Apostles around the Empty Sepulchre Carracci i Francesco Albani MNAC [4]
2 Annibale Carraci & Francesco Albani Domenico Zampieri- Miracle of the Roses - MNAC.jpg Miracle of the Roses Carracci, Francesco Albani i Domenico Zampieri MNAC [5]
3 Annibale Carraci & Francesco Albani- Assumption of the Virgin- MNAC.jpg Assumption of the Virgin Carracci i Albani MNAC [6]
4 Annibale Carraci & Francesco Albani- Everlasting Father - MNAC.jpg Everlasting Father Carracci i Albani MNAC [7]
5 Annibale Carraci & Francesco Albani- Healing the Man Born Blind- MNAC.jpg Healing the Man Born Blind Carracci i Albani MNAC [8]
6 Annibale Carraci & Francesco Albani- Saint Paul- MNAC.jpg Saint Paul Carracci & Albani MNAC [9]
7 Annibale Carraci & Francesco Albani- Saint Peter - MNAC.jpg Saint Peter Carracci & Albani MNAC [10]
8 Annibale Carraci & Sisto Badalocchio - Saint Didacus Preaching- MNAC.jpg Predicació de Sant Dídac Carracci & Sisto Badalocchio MNAC [11]
9 Annibale Carraci & Sisto Badalocchio - Giovanni Lanfranco- Apparition of Saint Didacus above his sepulchre- MNAC.jpg Apparition of Saint Didacus above his sepulchre- Carraci & Sisto Badalocchio MNAC [12]
10 Annibale Carracci e bottega - Apoteosi di san Francesco.jpg Apoteosi de sant Francesc Museo del Prado [13]
11 Apoteosi de sant Jaume el gran Museo del Prado [14]
12 Apoteosi de sant Llorenç Museo del Prado [15]
13-17 Escenes de San Diego de Alcalá, titular de la capella Museo del Prado [16]


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