catalogues raisonnés
catalogue raisonné of paintings, drawings and other works

The present catalogue raisonné is being established by Olivier Weber-Caflisch and the antonio saura foundation archives.

It will be freely and exclusively accessible on the present website soon.

This new entry on the web site, a constant work in progress, wil be regularly expanded and updated.

Cataloguing of the artist’s complete work in painting, drawing and other media is organized thematically according to a model originally laid out by Antonio Saura; it corresponds to the following table of contents:

Prehistory / Initial paintings
Major series:
                              Goya’s dog
                              Crucifixions
                              Priests
                              Women
                              Crowds
                              Nudes
                              Portraits raisonnés
                              Superimpositions
                              Heads
Object lessons
Illustration
Set design
Other works
Miscellanea

Each thematic group of works (Goya’s dog, Crucifixions, etc.) includes various subgroups that are presented in such a way as to distinguish works painted on canvas from those done on other supports. All works are presented alphabetically.

It was Antonio Saura himself who came up with the names of all of the groups and subgroups of works, as well as the titles of works themselves; they appear here in English translation for the most part.

The foundation invites all individuals and institutions possessing a work by Antonio Saura to send:

1) a precise and complete description of the work (see below);

2) (if possible) a 13 x 18 cm transparency (including colour scale) of the front as well as the rear of the work if the latter displays any annotations or other handwritten marks;

3) an 18 x 24 cm non-digital photo printed on paper (including colour scale) of the front as well as the rear of the work if the latter displays any annotations or other handwritten marks; and finally;

4) a CD with a high-definition digital view (a minimum of 300 dpi and including the colour scale) of the front as well as the rear of the work if the latter displays any annotations or other handwritten marks.


The information required for a description that can be used in the catalogue raisonné would include the following:

  1. Title (if there is one, it is generally written on the rear)
  2. Date
  3. Technique
  4. Support
  5. Dimensions of the image (height x width)
  6. Dimensions of the support (height x width)
  7. Signature (wording and location)
  8. Date (wording and location)
  9. Inscription(s) and label(s) on the rear 
  10. Provenance (with acquisition date)
  11. Location (with date)
  12. Owner (with date)
  13. Holder (with date)
  14. Exhibition(s)
  15. Bibliography

Send documentation to:
archives antonio saura
Pallanterie 11
CH – 1252 Meinier Genève

Top