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The Immaculate Conception
Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del
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Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del

Córdoba, 1616 - Córdoba, 1668

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The Immaculate Conception

Ca. 1650. Oil on canvas

This oil is characteristic of the artist’s early period, revealing his interest in geometry and the play of symmetry in the way the composition is structured through the three spherical motifs at the Virgin’s feet and through the triangle in the upper part, which frames her face and draws the viewer’s attention to it.


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Castillo Saavedra, Antonio del
The Immaculate Conception
Ca. 1650
Height: 192.5 cm.; Width: 131 cm.
Sotheby's, London, 7-12-1994; Óscar Alzaga Villaamil Collection, Madrid; donation of Óscar Alzaga Villaamil to the Prado Museum, 2017

Bibliography +

Sotheby London., Lote 33, 1994 7 de Diciembre, pp. lote 33.

Pérez Sánchez, A. E., Navarrete Prieto, B., Pintura española recuperada por el coleccionismo privado, Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla, Sevilla, 1996, pp. nº 46.

Nancarrow, M., Navarrete Prieto, B., Antonio del Castillo, Fundación de Apoyo a la Historia del Arte Hispánico, Madrid, 2004, pp. 220-21.

Palencia, J. M. en Banda y Vargas, Antonio de la, Inmaculada. 150 años de la proclamación del dogma, Cajasur, Córdoba, 2004, pp. 380-81.

Navarrete Prieto, B., García de la Torre, F., Antonio del Castillo. Dibujos. Catálogo razonado, Fundación Marcelino Botin, Santander, 2008, pp. 230, 232.

García de la Torre F., Navarrete Prieto, B., Antonio del Castillo. En la senda del naturalismo, Junta de Andalucía, Sevilla, 2016, pp. nº 26.

Portús, Javier, Antonio del Castillo, "La Inmaculada Concepción". En: La donación Óscar Alzaga, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2017, pp. 34-39.

Other inventories +

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

Exhibitions +

The Óscar Alzaga Donation
07.11.2017 - 25.06.2018

Displayed objects +

Attributes of the Virgin / Attributes of Mary

Update date: 26-06-2018 | Registry created on 19-09-2017

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