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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate
18,00022,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
MADONNA AND CHILD
Estimate
18,00022,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
SEVILLE 1618 - 1682
MADONNA AND CHILD
Pen and golden brown ink and brown wash, over red and black chalk;
bears old attribution at the base of the column: Morillo
176 by 133 mm
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Provenance

Possibly Mr. Mayor, London,
his, sale, Paris, 6 March 1843, lot 57;
sale, Paris, Christie's, 23 March 2006, lot 232

Literature

M. Mena Marqués, Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682): dibujos: catálogo razonado, Santander 2013, pp. 180-182, no. 23, reproduced, p. 181

Catalogue Note

This intimate and highly sensitive drawing, executed by Murillo in a combination of golden brown ink, brown wash and red and black chalk, was unpublished prior to its emergence on the French art market in 2006. It has been dated to circa 1656-58 by Manuela Mena Marqués, who draws attention to the drawing’s undoubted quality as well as its technical, stylistic and compositional similarities with other works by the artist, most notably a later drawing, also depicting the Virgin and Child, now in the collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art.1  Aside from the close compositional comparisons to be drawn between these two drawings, they also, most intriguingly, both share the same old attribution, distinctively written - Morillo - suggesting that they were, at some point, in the same collection.

1. Mena Marqués, op. cit., pp. 394-397, no. 77, reproduced

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