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109

Circle of Alonso Sánchez Coello

Portrait of a boy, said to be Juan Luis de la Cerda, 5th Duke of Medinaceli (1544-94), full-length, holding a hat in his right hand

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 GBP

Property from the collection of Marqués de Casa Torres

Circle of Alonso Sánchez Coello

Circle of Alonso Sánchez Coello

Portrait of a boy, said to be Juan Luis de la Cerda, 5th Duke of Medinaceli (1544-94), full-length, holding a hat in his right hand

Portrait of a boy, said to be Juan Luis de la Cerda, 5th Duke of Medinaceli (1544-94), full-length, holding a hat in his right hand

Estimate:

15,000 to - 20,000 GBP

Lot sold:

20,160

GBP

Property from the collection of Marqués de Casa Torres

Circle of Alonso Sánchez Coello

Portrait of a boy, said to be Juan Luis de la Cerda, 5th Duke of Medinaceli (1544-94), full-length, holding a hat in his right hand


oil on canvas

unframed: 150 x 95 cm.; 59 1/8 x 37 3/8 in.

framed: 175 x 114 cm.; 68 7/8 x 44 7/8 in.

The canvas has an old relining, and is dirty with a discoloured varnish. There is flaking along the lower margin which has resulted in some losses and should be consolidated. There is also a horizontal tear in the bottom of the boy's coat also with some small losses. There are blanched areas of discoloured retouching visible to the naked eye scattered throughout the lower half of the canvas, as well as restoration to a J-shaped damage in the background centre right, along the centre of the right margin, and to other small areas of loss scattered in the dark background. These are all confirmed under ultraviolet light which also reveals some tiny retouchings around the boy's face and to some flaking in his left temple, as well as some small areas of strengthening in his coat and sleeves. The painting is in overall moderate condition. 


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Fernando de Aragón, VIII Marqués de Casa Torres;
Thence by descent.

Juan Luis de la Cerda, 5th Duke of Medinaceli (1544-94) was a Spanish nobleman and Ambassador in Portugal. In 1565 he married Doña Isabella d'Aragona, daughter of Don Antonio d'Aragona, 2nd Duke of Montalto with whom he had two children. In 1580 he married for a second time - Juana de la Lama, 4th Marchioness of la Adrada, a widow, since 1571, of Don Gabriel de la Cueva, 5th Duke of Albuquerque, deceased as a Governor of the Duchy of Milan, Italy, with whom he had two more children.