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Francisco Herrera the Elder

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  • Francisco Herrera the Elder
  • Head of a young man in profile and head of an old man in profile, with a separate study of a full length figure holding a cross, upper left
  • Both pen and brown ink over black chalk

Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Professor Benito Navarrete Prieto, who, from images, has kindly provided the attribution to Francisco Herrera the Elder.

Both studies are stylistically comparable with head studies in the Uffizi, Florence and the Prado, Madrid.1

1. D. Angulo & A. E. Pérez Sánchez, A Corpus of Spanish Drawings Seville 1600-1650, London 1985, cat no. 45 - Head of a man (Uffizi Inv. 10231) and cat no. 46 (Man's head in profile - Madrid)