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Saint Ildefonso receiving the Chasuble
Sánchez Cotán, Juan
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Sánchez Cotán, Juan

Orgaz, Toledo, 1560 - Granada, 1627

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Saint Ildefonso receiving the Chasuble

Ca. 1600. Oil on canvas

Primarily known as one of Spain’s most original still-life painters, Sánchez Cotán’s numerous religious works are characterised by the idealisation of the figures, concise line, pale colours and highly finished, precise brushstroke. The subject depicted here enjoyed a long tradition in Toledan painting. It shows the moment when Saint Ildefonso (607-667 AD), a firm defender of Mary’s virginity, receives a chasuble from her.

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Technical data

Inventory number
P008261
Author
Sánchez Cotán, Juan
Title
Saint Ildefonso receiving the Chasuble
Date
Ca. 1600
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 156 cm.; Width: 118 cm.
Provenance
Subastas Ansorena, Madrid, 18-12-1997, (lot 66); Óscar Alzaga Villaamil Collection, Madrid; donation of Óscar Alzaga Villaamil to the Prado Museum, 2017

Bibliography +

Orozco Díaz, Emilio, El pintor Fray Juan Sánchez Cotán, Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad, Granada, 1993.

Ansorena, Subastas de Arte., Lote 66, 1997 18 de Diciembre, pp. lote 66.

Torres Botella, L. en Pareja López, E. F. (ed)., El Barroco en la Pintura, Cajasur, Córdoba, 2004, pp. 172-75.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, Juan Sánchez Cotán, "La imposición de la casulla a san Ildefonso", en La donación Óscar Alzaga, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2017, pp. 26-29.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2946.

Exhibitions +

The Óscar Alzaga Donation
Madrid
07.11.2017 - 17.06.2018

Location +

Room 060 (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 10-05-2018 | Registry created on 19-09-2017

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