Lot 183
  • 183

Circle of Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 GBP
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Description

  • Domenikos Theotokopoulos, called El Greco
  • Mary Magdalene in penitence
  • oil on canvas

Provenance

Don Cristóbal Ferris collection, Madrid, 1902;
Rivière collection, Barcelona.

Exhibited

Madrid, Museo Nacional de Pintura, El Greco, 1902, no. 28 (as El Greco).

Literature

S. Viniegra, Exposición de las obras del Greco. Catálogo, exh. cat., Madrid 1902, cat. no. 28 (as El Greco);
M. Cossío, El Greco, Madrid 1908, vol. II, p. 568, cat. no. 102 (as El Greco);
A.F. Calvert and C. G. Hartley, El Greco, London and New York 1909, p. 150, reproduced pl. 43;
E.M. Aguilera, Domenicos Theotocopoulos: El Greco, Barcelona 1933, p. 11, reproduced;
I. de Beryes, El Greco, Barcelona 1948, reproduced pl. XXXII;
J. Camón Aznar, Dominico Greco, Madrid 1950, p. 414, cat. no. 465;
H. Soehner, 'Greco in Spanien', in Münchner Jahrbuch der bildenden Kunst, III, IX–X, 1958–59, cat. no. 233, reproduced fig. 19 (as Jorge Manuel);
H. Wethey, El Greco and his School, Princeton 1962, vol. II, p. 251, cat. no. X-420 (as copy, XVII Century [?]); 
T. Frati, L'opera completa del Greco, Milan 1969, p. 120, cat. no. 151e.

Catalogue Note

The composition is known in several versions of which the best was formerly in the collection of Félix Valdés in Bilbao.1 Though the present version was considered autograph in the early part of the twentieth century, and subsequently as a work by El Greco's son Jorge Manuel, it was catalogued by Wethey as a copy.

1. Wethey 1962, vol. I, reproduced fig. 308, vol. II, p. 139, cat. no. 264.

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