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Los dibujos de vistas romanas de Valentin Carderera (1822-1831): el álbum D-6412 del Museo Nacional del Prado

 

Raquel Gallego García

 

Valentín Carderera y Solano, a savant, a historian and a collector among many other things, was in Italy between 1822 and 1831 and during his stay he sketched a good number of drawings of buildings. The al­bum with his sketches is preserved in the album D-6412 at the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid. Throu­gh the study of some of these drawings, the paper offers some thoughts on the reasons why Carderera y Solano chose specific buildings for training; on the relations that some specific choices might suggest; and on the attitude of the Aragonese with regard to such a formative and vital experience.