FROM THE COLLECTION OF J.E. SAFRA
Little is known about the details of Gutiérrez’s life. He was active in Madrid and is probably the artist cited as “Don Francisco Gutiérrez Cavello, pintor” in 1662 in relation to the estate of one doña Maria Pérez de Burgos.2 Stylistically, Gutierrez’s figure groups derive from Juan de la Corte, but his complex architectural renderings betray a likely knowledge of the engravings and designs from Northern and Central Europe, particularly the work of Hans Vredeman de Vries (1527-circa 1606).
The date of 1693, recorded on the reverse of this painting before it was lined, places it chronologically as one of the artist’s latest known works. Recently, a pair of paintings by Gutiérrez, dated 1696 and 1698, also with the monogram F.GZ on the reverse, was sold at Sotheby’s London, 27 April 2016, lot 758.
1. See D. Angulo Iñiguez and A.E. Perez Sanchez, Historia de la Pintura Española, Pintura Madrileña del Segundo Tercio del Siglo XVII, Madrid 1983, p. 72, cat. nos. 5-10, reproduced figs. 71-76.
2. Ibid. p. 70.
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