Lot 357
  • 357

Sebastián de Llanos Valdés

8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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  • Sebastián de Llanos Valdés
  • The Head of Saint John the Baptist, on a pewter platter
  • signed and dated lower left: valdes faciebat / Año 1660
  • oil on canvas


The canvas has a hard relining. The paint surface is in overall good condition, with no flaking paint or missing paint. There is a slightly discoloured repair in the shelf lower left measuring approximately 2 x 3 cm. Inspection under ultraviolet light shows small scattered retouching along the upper margin and in the lower right corner; a repair to three thin vertical scratches (each only a few cm. long) in the upper right margin; and a denser repair in the extreme upper right hand corner, about 3 cm. in size.
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Catalogue Note

We are grateful to Professor Enrique Valdivieso for endorsing the attribution to Sebastián de Llanos Valdés on the basis of photographs.