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King David
Ríes, Ignacio de
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Ríes, Ignacio de

Flandes?, 1612 - Sevilla, 1661

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King David

Ca. 1650. Oil on canvas.
Not on display

De Ríes was Zurbarán’s assistant in the late 1630s and continued to follow his master’s style as an independent painter. One of his finest works from the latter period is this King David. From Zurbarán, Ríes derived the practice of locating the biblical characters in the foreground against a dark background and a preference for a precise, painstaking description of the forms and textures. The facial types are also similar. The painting is in extremely good condition, making it possible to appreciate the level of quality achieved by the best artists of Zurbarán’s circle.

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Inventory number
Ríes, Ignacio de
King David
Ca. 1650
Height: 185 cm; Width: 104 cm
Marina Carasso; acquired by the State, through a nonrecourse debt for the Prado Museum, 2011.

Bibliography +

Zurbaran y su obrador. Pinturas para el Nuevo Mundo, Generaitat Valenciana, 1999, pp. 192.

Navarrete Prieto, Benito, Ignacio de Ries, Fund. Apoyo a la Historia del Arte, 2001, pp. 100-101.

Portús Pérez, Javier, Ignacio de Ríes. 'El Rey David', En: Memoria de actividades 2011, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2012, pp. 50-52.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2822.

Displayed objects +

Crown / Wreath


Update date: 30-01-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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