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Antonio María Esquivel

Saint John Evangelist

The Property of a European Private Collector

Antonio María Esquivel

Antonio María Esquivel

Saint John Evangelist

Saint John Evangelist

The Property of a European Private Collector

Antonio María Esquivel

Seville 1806-Madrid 1857

Saint John Evangelist


signed and dated lower right: A. Esquivel ft. / 1849

oil on canvas

unframed: 125.5 x 94.5 cm.; 49⅜ x 37¼ in.

framed: 151.5 x 121.5 cm.; 59⅝ x 47⅞ in.

The canvas is lined, the paint surface is dirty and the varnish is discoloured. There are a few surface scuff marks around the margins and some discoloured retouching is visible in the Evangelist’s right sleeve, and to a small damage in the crook of his left elbow. Inspection under ultraviolet light confirms these, and reveals further scattered, tiny pinpricks of retouchings, and possibly some wash retouching in the background (this is difficult to discern beneath the milky varnish). The painting will respond very well to cleaning, and is in overall good condition.


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Acquired by an ancestor of the present owner in the late 19th century, and thence by descent.