JOAQUÍN SOROLLA | Estudio para Moro a caballo. La sorpresa de Zahara (study for Moorish Rider)
40,000 - 60,000 GBP
Property from an English Private Collection
1863 - 1923
Estudio para Moro a caballo. La sorpresa de Zahara (study for Moorish Rider)
titled, dedicated and signed bocetos para una Leyenda /Al Sr Melida / su amigo / j.Sorolla lower left
oil on paper laid down on canvas
36 by 52cm., 14¼ by 20½in.
Oil on paper laid down on canvas, with an additional loose lining on a keyed wooden stretcher. This is providing stable support.
The paint surface is stable. With the exception of some small, isolated spots of cosmetic retouching, as visible under ultra-violet light, including some fine lines in the far lower left and lower right corners respectively, this work is in good condition and is ready to hang.
Presented in a gilt frame.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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Sr. Mélida (a gift from the artist)
Sr. Valmaña (until 1956)
Víctor Domínguez Borrajo
José María Entrecanales, Bilbao & Madrid
Delfina Entrecanales, London (by 2011; by descent from the above, her father)
Sale: Christie's, London, 21 November 2012, lot 54
Purchased at the above sale by the present owner
This work is the sketch for the painting commissioned by the second Marqueses de Torrelaguna in 1901, depicting a scene from José Zorilla's romantic poem La Sorpesa de Zahara (1481) and sold at Christie's London, 4 December 2002.
The authenticity of this work has been confirmed by Blanca Pons Sorolla, who will be including it in the forthcoming Sorolla catalogue raisonné (BPS 4890).