Lot 318
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Francisco Pacheco Sanlúca de Barrameda 1564 - 1654 Seville

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  • Francisco Pacheco
  • the flagellation of christ
  • signed with monogram and dated on the base of the column: FP 1638
  • oil on canvas


Acquired by the family of the present owners circa 1969-70.


D. Angulo Iñiguez, ‘Dos cuadros firmados de F. Pacheco y de Senén Vila’, in Archivo Español de Arte, 1964, vol. XXXVII, p. 202;
E. Valdivieso & J.M. Serrera, Historia de la Pintura Española, Escuela Sevillana del Primer Tercio del Siglo XVII, Madrid 1985, p. 74, no. 125, reproduced plate 53, as in a private collection, Madrid (erroneously listed on the illustration caption as in a private collection, Barcelona).

Catalogue Note

Although perhaps best known as the master and father-in-law to the young Diego de Silva y Velázquez, as well as author of his seminal work on the theory of painting Arte de la Pintura, Francisco Pacheco was a successful artist in his own right. The present work belongs to the final phase of his career and reflects the strict iconographical orthodoxy which he strongly advocated in his writings.