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    Sale 7652

    Exploration and Travel

    25 September 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 78

    Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858)

    Padre Antonio Diogo Feijó, catholic priest and Brazilian politician

    Price Realised  

    Johann Moritz Rugendas (1802-1858)
    Padre Antonio Diogo Feijó, catholic priest and Brazilian politician
    inscribed 'Padre Feijoo Ministro do Imperio' (lower right), numbered '16 10,000' on the reverse
    pencil on paper laid down on card
    6¼ x 4 7/8in. (16.5 x 12.5cm.)


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    The sitter is Diogo Antonio Feijó (1784-1843), catholic priest and Brazilian politician (deputy and senator, then Minister of Justice and from 1835-37 Regent of the Empire). Dr Pablo Diener has suggested the portrait may have been produced from another portrait; in the 1820s, when Rugendas was in Brazil, Feijó was an important politician (active in Pernambuco) but not yet part of the State administration.

    An unpublished Brazilian drawing by Rugendas.

    We are grateful to Dr Pablo Diener for his help in preparing the present catalogue entry.

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    Provenance

    (probably) Staatliche Graphische Sammlung, Munich, by whom de-accessioned in the sale of 600 Rugendas drawings to J. Walsh Rodrigues in 1928.