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Francisco de Zurbarán (1598 - 1664)

Lot 329: f - FRANCISCO DE ZURBARÁN FUENTE DE CANTOS, BADAJOZ, BAPT 1598 - 1664 MADRID

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December 9, 2004
London, United Kingdom

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Description

signed/inscribed on the book lower left: Franco.\Zurbaran

oil on canvas

Dimensions

247.5 by 167.5 cm.; 97 1/2 by 66 in.

Exhibited

Paris, Palais du Louvre, Galerie Espagnole, 1838-1848 (Notice de la Galerie espangole, 1st ed., 1838, no. 345; 4th ed., no. 355);
London, The Spanish Art Gallery, From Greco to Goya, 1938, cat no. 15, as Zurbarán.

Literature

Moniteur Universel, 26 February 1838, p.414;
Notices des Tableaux de la Galerie Espagnole exposes dans les Salles du Musee Royal au Louvre, 1838, cat. no. 345
A. L. Mayer, 'Anotaciones e cuadros de Velazquez, Zurbaran, Murillo y Goya, en el Prado en la Academia de San Fernando', in Boletin de la Sociedad Española de Excursiones, vol. XLIV, 1936, p. 43;
P. Guinard, Zurbarán et les peintres espagnols de la vie monastique, 1960, p. 248, cat. no. 334, reproduced, as an important work by Zurbaran, circa 1630-40;
I. H. Lipschutz, Spanish Painting and the French Romantics, 1972, pp. 133, 196, 225, 394, note 35, p. 400, note 14;
M. Gregori and T. Frati, L'Opera Completa di Zubarán, 1973, p. 117, cat. no. 559, under altre opere attribuite as a product of the workshop or a follower;
J. Gallego and J. Gudiol, Zubarán: 1598-1664, 1977, p. 122, cat. no. 552, reproduced fig. 493 under autograph works of uncertain date;
J. Baticle and C. Marinas, 'La Gallerie Espagnole de Louis-Philippe au Louvre: 1838-1848', in Notes et documents des Musées de France, vol. IV, 1981, p. 226, passim, cat. no. 355, reproduced, as by Zubarán;
Y. Bottineau, 'On the Critical Fortunes of Francisco de Zurbarán: Reflections and Inquiries', in the exhibition catalogue, Zurbarán, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Grand Palais, Paris, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1987-8, p.30.

Provenance

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

A Franciscan Monastery, Madrid, from whom purchased before 1837 by Baron Isidor Taylor as agent for Louis-Philippe, King of the French:
Given to the Louvre but restored to the King after the revolution of 1848:
Thence sold by his heirs London, Christie's, 6 May 1853, lot 49 (for £16 to Gritten);
Charles Holden White (d. 1935), London;
Giuseppe Bellesi, London, from 1935;
With Tomas Harris, London, in 1939;
Carl W. Hamilton, New York, until 1942;
George R. Hann, Sewickly, Pennsylvania, from 1942, by whom given in 1969 to
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York;
By whom sold New York, Sotheby's, 2 June 1989, for $230,000;
Anonymous sale, London, Christie's, 24 May 1991, lot 94, for £120,000;
Whence acquired by the present owner.

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