Lot 96: Oil on Canvas, Memorial Portrait, ca. 1806
November 6, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: Unsigned, the image depicting a richly-dressed young nobleman, Don Francisco Xavier Saenz de Santa Maria, with a notation beneath his image giving his lineage, noting his birth in 1745 in Viguera, Spain, his death in 1806 in Xalapa, Mexico, and expressing the poignant hope that he will commend his beloved wife and sons to God. 28.5" H X 21" W unframed. Light stretcher marks; small scrapes and losses to canvas, most in the corners or on edges, none affecting image; frame with heavy insect damage to the point it has separated in two corners.