MANNER OF PEDRO DE CÓRDOBA | THE VEIL OF VERONICA: THE HEAD OF CHRIST
The Property of the Downside Abbey General Trust
MANNER OF PEDRO DE CÓRDOBA
THE VEIL OF VERONICA: THE HEAD OF CHRIST
bears signature lower centre: Pedro de cordua
oil on panel
unframed: 36.2 x 28 cm.; 14¼ x 11 in.
framed: 52.8 x 44.2 cm.; 20¾ x 17⅜ in.
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The panel is cradled, flat and stable. In raking light it is possible to discern a split running the height of the panel through its centre, which has been restored. The paint surface is relatively clean and the varnish only slightly discoloured. Inspection under ultraviolet light reveals retouching to the aforementioned split but very little other intervention, save for a handful of scattered pin-prick retouchings and minor strengthenings in parts of the hair and bear. In overall good condition and ready to hang in its current state.
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Fort Augustus Abbey, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Some parts of this painting appear to be genuinely 16th century in date, though the majority of the work has been repainted, most probably in the 19th century.
Pedro de Córdoba was working in Córdoba, Spain in around 1500. An Annunciation and a Nativity in the cathedral there, are both signed and dated 1475.1