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Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra

The Holy Family with the young Christ holding a Cross

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra

Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra

The Holy Family with the young Christ holding a Cross

The Holy Family with the young Christ holding a Cross

Drawings from the Collection of Carlos Alberto Cruz

Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra

Granada 1638 - 1689

The Holy Family with the young Christ holding a Cross


Pen and brown ink and wash, within brown ink framing lines, indented and the verso reddened for transfer:

bears faint pen and brown ink signature: ..P. Athanasio and ? dating 1666,

186 by 134 mm

Window mounted and sensibly repaired from the verso with japan paper. Soiling and staining scattered but especially at the top left and bottom. A tear to the mid of the right edge and a small loss with a tear on top to the left bottom corner and another small tear above. Several pin point holes towards the edges and lower right. The drawing surface has suffered.


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Bears unidentified collector's mark: Y.BT (not in Lugt)
sale, London, Christie's, 25 April 2007, lot 328 (as Circle of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo),
where purchased by the present owner
A fascinating and rare drawing by the artist, apparently signed and dated, this sheet is indented for transfer and was clearly executed in preparation for a print, although no corresponding print has been yet identified.  

After an early start studying with Spanish Baroque painter Alonso Cano (1601-1667), Pedro Atanasio Bocanegra absorbed many elements of Cano's art and followed in his master's footsteps to become a major painter in Granada.  The archbishops of Granada valued Bocanegra above all other painters in the city and appointed him painter to the cathedral church. Later in his career, Bocanegra worked in Seville and Madrid, where he became court painter in 1676.