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Manuel González Santos, known as “El Granadino” (Granada 1765 - 1848) Spanish, circa 1795

Saint Joseph with the Christ Child

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Manuel González Santos, known as “El Granadino” (Granada 1765 - 1848) Spanish, circa 1795

Manuel González Santos, known as “El Granadino” (Granada 1765 - 1848) Spanish, circa 1795

Saint Joseph with the Christ Child

Saint Joseph with the Christ Child

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Manuel González Santos, known as “El Granadino” (Granada 1765 - 1848)

Spanish, circa 1795

Saint Joseph with the Christ Child


polychrome wood, glass and silver

18 by 5 7/8 by 5 7/8 in.; 46 by 15 by 15cm.

Overall the condition of the sculpture is very good with minor dirt and wear to the surface consistent with age. The paint appears to be the original and is well preserved. There are a few very minor reattachments with some minor surface restoration: to the proper right corner of Joseph’s red cloak and to the bottom of a fold of blue drapery by his proper left foot. There are some very minor restorations and flaking of paint to Christ’s fingers. There is minor wear to Joseph’s toes. The Lilys appear original. There are a few original very slightly visible joints including one running horizontally down Joseph’s cloak at the middle. A very beautifully carved sculpture.


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Galvani collection, Seville, 2013

El Granadino is considered to be the last great sculptor of the Granada School of the Baroque. He was born to a family of sculptors in Granada and joined the city's Royal Academy of Fine Arts as a student in 1777. He trained under the French sculptor Jean-Michel Verdiguier and gained knowledge beyond what he could learn in his family's traditional workshop setting.


Spanish Baroque representations of Joseph strengthened the saint's role as the father of Christ on earth and as a model of humility and fidelity. In the present work, the husband of the Virgin is portrayed standing in full length and holding both the Christ child and a flowering branch, one of his attributes.