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Antonio del Castillo

A) A Man Sounding a Trumpet B) Saint John the Baptist C) An abduction D) Saint Christopher and the Christ Child

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Antonio del Castillo

Antonio del Castillo

A) A Man Sounding a Trumpet B) Saint John the Baptist C) An abduction D) Saint Christopher and the Christ Child

A) A Man Sounding a Trumpet B) Saint John the Baptist C) An abduction D) Saint Christopher and the Christ Child

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Antonio del Castillo 

Córdoba 1603/1616 - 1667/1668

A) A Man Sounding a Trumpet

B) Saint John the Baptist

C) An abduction

D) Saint Christopher and the Christ Child 


All pen and brown ink;

all bear inscriptions and numbering: A) lower left: Castillo and numbering, lower right: 56; B) lower left: Castillo and numbering, upper right: 37; C) upper centre: Castillo and numbering upper right: 34 and lower right: 32; D) upper centre: Castillo and numbering upper right: 33 and B, C and D bear inscriptions in Spanish, verso

each 145 by 100 mm


(4)

All hinged to mounts at the upper margin. All once part of the same album of drawings. A - upper section of sheet has been made up and there are various studio stains. B) Repaired tear in upper section running across the Saint's face. C) A large brown stain in the centre of sheet. D) there are several brush marks across the drawing, possibly studio crossings out/corrections. The media in all sheets is still strong and vibrant. All sold unframed.


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Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818 – 1878),
thence by inheritance to his son, Brigadier-General Archibald Stirling (1867 – 1931),
by descent to his heirs;
With Simon Dickinson, 1995,
where acquired by the present owner

These interesting studies, illustrating a mix of secular and religious subjects, appear to all come from the same album, judging by the size, inscriptions and numbering that is present on all sheets.


Another five sheets from the same album, depicting various figure studies, also from the collection of Stirling-Maxwell and part of the Apelles group were exhibited in 2002 in the Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias.


Comparable figure studies, executed in pen and brown ink with similar handling and technique, were offered and sold in these Rooms in 1986, 1992 and 2005.2


1. Dibujos Españoles del Siglo de Oro, exhib. cat., Asturias, Museo de Bellas Artes de Asturias, July - September 2002, no. 33


2. Sale, London, Sotheby's, 6 July 2005, lot 134; sale, London, Sotheby's, 14 December 1992, lot 55; Sale, London, Sotheby's, 30 June, 1986, lot 166