Lot 239
  • 239

School of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco

Estimate
18,000 - 22,000 USD
Sold
18,750 USD
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Description

  • Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco
  • Saint Francis of Assisi receiving the stigmata
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Don Rafael Gonzalez Abreu, Vizconde de los Remedios, Seville, 1904;
By whom bequeathed to his niece, Dolores G. Abreu;
By whom sold to M. Knoedler and Co., New York;
From whom acquired by a private collector in January 1952;
By whom anonymously sold ("The Property of a Gentleman"), London, Christie's, 21 April 1989, lot 93 (as Studio of El Greco).

Exhibited

Atlanta, The High Museum, March-April 1949;
Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Seventeen Masters of Painting, 15 January-5 February 1950, no. 9 (reproduced in the catalogue);
Wichita, Art Museum, April-May 1950;
Winnipeg, Art Gallery, Favorite Italian and Spanish Masters of the 17th and 18th Centuries, 24 October - 18 November 1951, no. 26 (reproduced in the catalogue, plate III).

Catalogue Note

The present work repeats El Greco's Saint Francis of Assisi Receiving the Stigmata, a subject which El Greco painted in a number of different compositional variations. This particular composition is characterized by Wethey (see H. Wethey, El Greco and His School, Princeton 1962, pp. 118-19) as the "Escorial Type", after the prime version in the Escorial.
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