Lot 263
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Antonio Vázquez

50,000 - 70,000 GBP
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  • Antonio Vázquez
  • Nine panels from an altarpiece:Principal panels: Virgin and child with the infant St. John the Baptist; The preaching of St John the Baptist;The Visitation; Salome with the head of St. John the Baptist;Predella: St. Francis of Assisi; Adoration of the Magi; Pieta; St. Christopher; Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
  • all oil on panel, gold ground


In the collection of the family of the present owners since 1950.

Catalogue Note

Vazquez was active principally in Valladolid in the first half of the 16th century and his style combines elements from other Castillian painters such as Pedro Berruguete, Juan de Borgoña and Juan Correa da Vivar. These nine panels from a dismembered altarpiece, four of which would have formed part of the principal ensemble, possibly flanking a central wooden sculpture or a larger painted panel, and five of them from the predella, show particular stylistic affinities with, for example, the documented Saints Andrew and Barbara in the church of Santa Clara, Valladolid, as well as with the Crucifixion in the Museo Nacional de Escultura, also Valladolid, and the Nativity in a private collection, Barcelona (see C. Post, A History of Spanish Paintings, vol. XIV, Cambridge (Mass). 1966, figs. 29, 33 and 37).

We are grateful to Dr. Isabel Mateo Gómez for endorsing the attribution to Antonio Vazquez on the basis of photographs.