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Group of Angels carrying the Holy Cross
Herrera the Younger, Francisco de
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Herrera the Younger, Francisco de

Sevilla, 1627 - Madrid, 1685

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Group of Angels carrying the Holy Cross

XVII century. Grey-brown wash, Pencil, Stylus, Squared-up on yellow laid paper.
Not on display

The drawing depicts three young angels in flight carrying a wooden cross, from which ribbons hang. A child angel holds one of these ribbons. Several other angels and cherubs make up the rest of the composition.

Jonathan Brown hypothesised that the drawing was done in preparation for the painting on the inner part of the cupola of the chapel of the Siete Dolores in the church of Santo Tomás. According to Palomino, this painting exactly represented the Triumph of the Cross. This idea cannot be confirmed definitively, but in any case, it is a plausible hypothesis.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, p.94-95

Technical data

Inventory number
D000136
Author
Herrera the Younger, Francisco de
Title
Group of Angels carrying the Holy Cross
Date
XVII century
Technique
Grey-brown wash; Pencil; Stylus; Squared-up
Support
Yellow laid paper
Dimension
Height: 235 mm; Width: 180 mm
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, F. J., Dibujos Españoles (T.V). Siglo XVII, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. 376.

Mayer, August L., Historia de la Pintura Española, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1947, pp. 326.

Brown, Jonathan, Francisco Herrera the younger, Apollo, junio, 1966, pp. 41-42.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, pp. 94-95.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., El Dibujo Español de los Siglos de Oro, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1980, pp. nº 149.

Navarrete Prieto, Benito, Francisco de Herrera "el Mozo", su estancia en Roma y un conjunto de dibujos atribuidos a Pierfrancesco Cittadini, Bollettino d'Arte, Roma, 2018, pp. 111-126.

Other inventories +

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 117.
117. La Santa Cruz llevada por Angeles. A. F. de Herrera alto 0,23 ancho 0,17. marco negro y cristal.

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 81.

Inscriptions +

bale 16 Rs
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front, lower left corner

Exhibitions +

Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano
Sevilla
30.11.1995 - 11.02.1996

Update date: 24-09-2022 | Registry created on 22-09-2017

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