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Peasant Scene
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del
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Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del

Córdoba (Spain), 1616 - Córdoba (Spain), 1668

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Peasant Scene

Ca. 1665. Pencil on yellow laid paper.
Not on display

The drawing depicts a shepherd seated under a tree next to a few cows. Meanwhile, a woman with a child in her arms walks away with her back turned.

This work accompanies others that are analogous in nature and that are held in the Academy of San Fernando and in the National Library. Mullers dates them back to the 1660s, an assertion that is firmly based on its stylistic similarity to the composition drawings in the Uffizi, one of which is dated 1665. They are very interesting and almost exceptional within Spanish art because of their fresh study of nature. Soria has pointed out the obvious confluences with Bloemaert’s motifs that Castillo may have known through the prints. Nevertheless, their directly naturalistic character is confirmed by Palomino’s statement that, ‘he went out for a few days on a walk on a drawing errand and created likenesses of various natural locations. Meanwhile, he also took advantage of the huts and farmhouses of that land. He additionally created likenesses of the animals, carts and other objects close by’.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, p.79

Technical data

Inventory number
D000110
Author
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del
Title
Peasant Scene
Date
Ca. 1665
Technique
Pencil
Support
Yellow laid paper
Dimension
Height: 206 mm; Width: 150 mm
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Mayer, August L., Historia de la Pintura Española, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1928, pp. 406.

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Dibujos Españoles.Vol. III. Siglo XVII, III, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. 283.

Palomino de Castro y Velasco, Acisclo Antonio (1653-1726), El museo pictórico y escala óptica, M. Aguilar, Madrid, 1947, pp. 952.

Kubler, George; Soria Martín, Art and architecture in Spain and Portugal and their america..., Penguin Books, 1959, pp. 292.

Valverde Madrid, José, El pintor Antonio del Castillo, Boletín de la Real Academia de Córdoba, 1961, pp. 218.

Muller, Priscilla E., The drawings of Antonio del Castillo y Saavedra, University Microfilms, Ann Arbor (Michigan), 1964, pp. 142.

Muller, Priscilla, Antonio del Castillo and the Rustic Style, Apollo, 1966, pp. 381.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, pp. 79.

Navarrete, B. Garcia de la Torre, F, 'Antonio del Castillo Saavedra. Escena campesina' En:, Antonio del Castillo en la senda del naturalismo, Junta de Andalucía, Córdoba, 2016, pp. 196-197 n.39.

Navarrete, B. Garcia de la Torre, F., 'Retóricas narrativas' En:, Antonio del Castillo en la senda del naturalismo, Junta de Andalucía,, Córdoba, 2016, pp. 171-207 [175, 181 n.39].

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 231.

Inscriptions +

A.C. [enlazadas]
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front, left side

Exhibitions +

Antonio del Castillo en la senda del naturalismo.
Córdoba
29.11.2016 - 28.02.2017

Antonio del Castillo. Dibujos
Santander
17.04.2008 - 15.06.2008

El mundo que vivió Cervantes
Madrid
13.10.2005 - 19.02.2006

Update date: 20-08-2022 | Registry created on 26-11-2015

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