Fragment wall decoration for Galeries Laietanes

Ref Num.:P0079


Date: 1915

Typology: Paintings

Technique: Tempera transferred to canvas

Dimensions: 184.5x320x4cm

Signed: Unsigned and undated


MNAC, Barcelona, no. 42.406


Santiago Segura, the owner of the Galeries Laietanes, which had a basement café, El Celler, where many members of the noucentista group met, commissioned Xavier Nogués to paint the murals. They were on a theme related to wine and were removed by the restorer Ramon Gudiol. The series consists of 38 fragments, almost all the murals, except for the big blue panel that formed the centrepiece of the main room and some smaller fragments. They are now part of different collections. Landscape of a coastal village from a portico with three arches.


MNAC acquisition – 1947


Museu d’Art Modern, March 1984; Barcelona and Modernity, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Cleveland 2007


Francesc Pujols, “Xavier Nogués”, La Revista, Barcelona, 1917, vol. III. Romà Jori, “La Cava de les Galeries d’Art Modern i Antiguitats”, Vell i Nou, Barcelona, 15/9/1915, 9; 15/12/1915, 39. Romà Jori, “Les caves: decoracions d’en Nogués”, Vell i Nou, Barcelona, 15/12/1916, 39, pp. 312-314. Joan Sacs, Xavier Nogués, Col·lecció Quaderns Blaus, Llibreria Catalònia, La nostra gent, Barcelona, 1928. Joan Teixidor, Notas para un inventario de la obra de Xavier Nogués, Anales y Boletín de los Museos de Arte de Barcelona, Arte Moderno, vol. 3, 1945, III. 1, p. 12. Rafael Benet, Xavier Nogués, caricaturista y pintor, Ediciones Omega, Barcelona, 1949, p. 92, J. Cortés. El “Celler de les Galeries Layetanes” en el Museo de Arte Moderno, Anales y Boletín de los Museos de Arte de Barcelona, Vol. IX, 1951, pp. 159-169. Xavier Nogués. Pintures murals procedents del Celler de les Galeries Laietanes, exhibition catalogue, Barcelona, Museu d’Art Modern, 1984, p. 22, 35, fig. Catàleg de pintura segles XIX i XX. Fons del Museu d’Art Modern, 2 vol., Barcelona, 1987, II, p. 730, cat. no. 1842-3, fig. Barcelona and Modernity: Picasso, Gaudí, Miró, Dalí, exhibition catalogue, Cleveland, 2007, p. 498, cat. no. 6:18, p. 258, fig. no. 12..


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