This work was previously thought to be a sketch by Francisco Bayeu for lost compositions painted in 1796 for the convent of San Pascual in Aranjuez. However, this identification is incorrect, as Morales y Marín discovered. The definitive versions of the compositions were found in the iconographic program of Aranjuez Palace´s public Royal Chapel. The painting was acquired by queen Elizabeth II from Julián Maria Piñera in 1842. The work differs in dimensions and proportions from other known sketches for San Pascual in Aranjuez. There are also other related sketches by Francisco Bayeu, including a drawing of the Virgin´s figure and a drawing of an apostle´s figure at the Prado.

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Pentecost - The Collection
While this work has traditionally been identified as one of the sketches that Francisco Bayeu made for the lost compositions he painted in 1796 for the cloister of the convent of San Pascual in Aranjuez (Annunciation, Nativity, Ascension and Pentecost), that identification is actually erroneous, as Morales y Marín discovered in his two studies of that artist (1979 and 1995).
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