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Manner of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco, circa 1900

The Annunciation

Estimate:

3,000 to - 4,000 GBP

Property from a Spanish Private Collection

Manner of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco, circa 1900

Manner of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco, circa 1900

The Annunciation

The Annunciation

Estimate:

3,000 to - 4,000 GBP

Lot sold:

4,788

GBP

Property from a Spanish Private Collection

Manner of Doménikos Theotokópoulos, called El Greco, circa 1900

The Annunciation 


oil on canvas

unframed: 122.8 x 103.5 cm.; 48 3/8 x 40 3/4 in.

framed: 141.4 x 121.6 cm.; 55 3/4 x 47 7/8 in.

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured and yellowed. There is some frame abrasion visible along the right margin and a few scattered surface scuffs. Inspection under ultraviolet light appears to reveal that the varnish has been wiped away in certain areas, including the Virgin's drapery folds and her hands, the angel's face and foot, wings and arm, and areas of the background upper right and left where there is also extensive restoration. There are also areas of retouching around the small faces of the putti (centre), and just to the left of Gabriel's chest.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

José Camón Aznar (1898-1979), acquired in the 1960s;
By descent to his grandson.
Obra Social de la Caja de Ahorros de Zaragoza, Aragón y Rioja, Museo Camon Aznar 1979, p. 19, cat. no. 4, detail reproduced (as El Greco and Jorge Manuel).
F. O. Baile, Museo Camón Aznar, Zaragoza 1990, p. 12, cat. no. 12 (Domenico Greco and Jorge Manuel).