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Attributed to Francisco de Herrera the Younger

The Immaculate Conception

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Attributed to Francisco de Herrera the Younger

Attributed to Francisco de Herrera the Younger

The Immaculate Conception

The Immaculate Conception

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Attributed to Francisco de Herrera the Younger

1612 - 1685

The Immaculate Conception


Pen and brown ink

210 by 85 mm

Window mounted. A few horizontal ridges in the paper dew to manufacturing defects, one more visible across the top. Light brown staining at the bottom edge and along the top section of the drawing, not very visible. Media strong


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With P. & D. Colnaghi, 1956,
where acquired by Paul Oppé,
his sale, London, Christie's, Master Drawings from the Oppé Collection, 5 December 2006, lot 60 (as School of Seville, 17th Century)
London, Royal Academy, The Paul Oppé Collection, 1958, no. 417
Very similar in technique and handling to The Penitent Magdalene with Angels, by Herrera the Younger, also from the collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz, sold in these Rooms in July this year.1

Francisco de Herrera the Younger, also known as 'el Joven' or 'el Mozo', was the son of the artist, Francisco de Herrera the Elder (1576-1656).  The artist travelled to Rome, supposedly escaping his father's bad temperament, where he studied the ancient monuments.  In 1656 he became, along with Murillo, a Director of the Academy of Drawing in Seville and later in his career in 1672, he was appointed painter to Charles II in Madrid.

1. Sale, London, Sotheby's 8 July 2021, lot 96