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Saint Ambrose appointed Governor of Liguria and Emilia
Valdés Leal, Juan de
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Valdés Leal, Juan de

Sevilla (Spain), 1622 - Sevilla (Spain), 1690

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Saint Ambrose appointed Governor of Liguria and Emilia

Ca. 1673. Oil on canvas. Room C

In 370 the Consul Probus appointed Saint Ambrose governor of the provinces of Liguria and Emilia in northern Italy. Valdés Leal depicts this secular episode in an interior with classical architecture, thus creating a deliberate contrast with the Gothic architecture used for the other scenes in this series, which focus on the principal events in Ambrose’s religious life. The canvas is one of a series on the life of Saint Ambrose that Valdés Leal painted for Ambrosio de Spinola (1632-1684), Archbishop of Seville.

Technical data

Inventory number
P007819
Author
Valdés Leal, Juan de
Title
Saint Ambrose appointed Governor of Liguria and Emilia
Date
Ca. 1673
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 166 cm.; Width: 96 cm.
Series
Serie de la vida de San Ambrosio
Provenance
Acquisition, 2002

Bibliography +

Ceán Bermúdez, Juan Agustín, Diccionario historico de los mas ilustres profesores de las Bellas Artes en España, V, Imprenta de la Viuda de Ibarra, Madrid, 1800, pp. 110.

Kinkead, Duncan Theobald, Juan de Valdes Leal (1622-1690): his life and work, Garland Publishing, Nueva York. Londres, 1978, pp. 233-244.

Kinkead, Duncan Theobald, The Altarpiece of the Life of Saint Ambrose by Juan de Valdés Leal, The Art Bulletin: A Quarterly Published by the College Art Association (CAA), 64, 1982, pp. 473-481.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Juan de Valdés Leal, Guadalquivir, Sevilla, 1988.

Brooke, Xanthe, Murillo in Focus, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool, 1990.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Valdés Leal, Museo del Prado. Junta de Andalucía, Madrid, 1991, pp. 34-35.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Pintura barroca en España 1600-1750, Cátedra, Madrid, 1992, pp. 376.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Memoria de actividades 2002, Madrid, 2003, pp. 46-53.

Álvarez Lopera, José, Valdés Leal: la vida de San Ambrosio, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2003, pp. 68.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2636.

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Exhibitions +

El Hijo Pródigo de Murillo y el arte de narrar en el Barroco andaluz
Madrid
21.09.2021 - 23.01.2022

Murillo’s The Prodigal Son and the art of narrative in Andalusian Baroque painting
Madrid
21.09.2021 - 23.01.2022

Valdés Leal. La vida de San Ambrosio
Sevilla
20.01.2004 - 18.04.2004

Serie San Ambrosio, Valdés Leal
Madrid
20.10.2003 - 04.01.2004

Location +

Room C (Temporary Exhibition)

Exposición Temporal
Update date: 21-09-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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