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Saint Anselm
Carducho, Vicente
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Carducho, Vicente

Florence (Italy), 1576 - Madrid (Spain), 1638

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Saint Anselm

1620 - 1634. Grey-brown wash, White lead, Black chalk, Pencil, Squared-up on paper attached to canvas, yellow laid paper.
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Dressed in a cape and adorned with staff and mitre, he holds a book between his hands. Angulo and Pérez Sánchez suggested the possibility that it could be Saint Augustine. However, he more closely resembles the bishop Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109), who defended the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin in his writings. When compared to the painting by Angelo Nardi Saint Anselm of the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción (La Guardia in Toledo), the drawing’s identification with the prelate appears justified. Regarding the technique, the drawing is somewhat stiffer, with more rigid outlines, coarser ink wash and strokes of white lead applied in a cruder manner than that typical of the master. In addition, some corrections are perceptible on the face: initially he looked more towards the viewer, and his right arm – which was initially intended to hold the staff at a greater height – was then modified to place it lower and fit better under the cope. An interesting detail to mention is that the sheet was glued to a fabric on which the remains of a pencil outline can be detected. This fact leads to the consideration that such a union may have been performed during the same time period as the execution of the drawing, given that Saint Gregory (D5989) displays the same characteristic.

Pascual Chenel, Á.; Rodríguez Rebollo, A., Vicente Carducho. Dibujos Catálogo razonado, Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España - Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2015, p.153-165 [154,162-163 n.27.6]

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Inventory number
D000085
Author
Carducho, Vicente
Title
Saint Anselm
Date
1620 - 1634
Technique
Grey-brown wash; White lead; Black chalk; Pencil; Squared-up
Support
Paper attached to canvas; Yellow laid paper
Dimension
Height: 249 mm; Width: 104 mm
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Dibujos Españoles.Vol. II. Siglo XVI y primer tercio del XVII, II, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. 150.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, pp. 66.

Pascual Chenel, Á.; Rodríguez Rebollo, A., Vicente Carducho. Dibujos Catálogo razonado, Biblioteca Nacional de España - Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, Madrid, 2015, pp. 153-165 [154,162-163 n.27.6].

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 131.

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 121.
Numeracion Antigua 131. [Numeración] Moderna 121. San Braulio. A. Desconocido. alto 0,25 ancho 0,10. marco negro y cristal-

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 66.

Exhibitions +

Vicente Carducho (1576-1638)
Madrid
28.05.2015 - 06.09.2015

Displayed objects +

Book

Basin

Miter / Mitre

Update date: 20-08-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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