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Title A Papal Ceremony
Collection Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Artist Subleyras, Pierre (French painter, draftsman, and printmaker, 1699-1749)
Date Earliest about 1730
Date Latest about 1749
Description This oil sketch depicts an unknown Papal ceremony taking place out of doors in an imposing colonnade. A few suggestions have been made as to the subject matter. However, Subleyras also painted a Confirmation (Musee Atger, Montpellier) which portrays unidentified participants.
Current Accession Number 1961P29
Former Accession Number P.29'61
Subject religion (Papal ceremony)
Measurements 45.8 x 36.8 cm cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Friends of Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery 1961.
Provenance Robert Lebel [;]; Julius Weitzer, 1961.
Principal Exhibitions Primitives to Picasso, Royal Academy, London, cat. no. 139.
Publications Foreign Paintings in Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, A Summary Catalogue, 1983, no. 141.
Rights Owner Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
Author Dr Patricia Smyth



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