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Sketch for the monument to Benavente

  • 'Sketch of the monument to Benavente' © Real Fundación de Toledo-Museo Victorio Macho

    'Sketch of the monument to Benavente' © Real Fundación de Toledo-Museo Victorio Macho






Cultural background


Original title

Boceto del monumento a Benavente

Victorio Macho made this preparatory sketch for the monument in honour of Jacinto Benavente which stands in the Retiro Park in Madrid.

The sculpture was commissioned by the Spanish Writers' Association, who wished to pay homage to the Spanish Nobel Prize in literature. It consists of a single figure: a caryatid with raised arms holding the mask symbolising the theatre. The work is in the classical style, and conveys serenity, elegance and harmony.

On the monument in the Retiro, the sculpted head of Benavente can be seen in bas-relief within a medallion encircled by laurels on the pedestal of the statue.

Details of the work


56 x 21 x13 cm.



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