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Saint Francis of Assisi kneeling in meditation
Cueva y Barradas, Mariana de la
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Cueva y Barradas, Mariana de la

Guadix (Spain), 1623 - Granada (Spain), 1688

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Saint Francis of Assisi kneeling in meditation

Ca. 1664. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This painting looks to one of El Greco’s various depictions of Saint Francis, as indicated on the sheet of paper at the lower right, which also includes the artist’s signature. Mariana de la Cueva offers a personal interpretation of the style and technique of El Greco, whose compositions, particularly those of Saint Francis, remained influential for decades.

Technical data

Inventory number
P008274
Author
Cueva y Barradas, Mariana de la
Title
Saint Francis of Assisi kneeling in meditation
Date
Ca. 1664
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 137 cm; Width: 101 cm
Provenance
Acquisition for the Prado Museum with funds from the bequest of Carmen Sánchez, 2017

Bibliography +

Palomino de Castro y Velasco, Acisclo Antonio, El museo pictorico y escala optica: tomo I: theorica de la pintura, por Lucas Antonio de Bedmar ...: vendese en casa, 1715, pp. 162.

Marín, D, Exposición de arte histórico .Granada, Museum. American association of Museums, II nº 7, 1912, pp. 241-275 [250 f.273].

Abalarte subastas. 23 de octubre 2017, 2017.

Portús, Javier, "San Francisco en meditación", En: Memoria de actividades 2017 del Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2018, pp. 24.

Hernández Montalbán, Carmen, 'La pintora del siglo XVII Maria de la Cueva y Benavides era accitana', DOCUGEN (blog,9 de febrero de 2021, https://docugen.blogspot.com/2021/02/la-pintora-delsiglo-XVII-mariana-de-la.html., 2021.

Portús, J, 'Mariana de la Cueva y Barradas. San Francisco arrodillado en meditación' En:, El legado de Carmen Sánchez: "La última lección", Museo Nacional del Prado,, Madrid, 2021, pp. 48-53 nº 5.

PARES, 'Cueva Barradas, Mariana de la ' sign OM/ Casamiento_CALATRAVA exp.205.
https://pares.mcu.es/ParesBusquedas20/catalogo/description/1723175. Acceso 31 de julio 2020
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Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2954.

Inscriptions +

De ma ana de la cueba / y barradas fat /año de 16[6]4
Signed and dated. Lower right area, Front, Secondary support

Exhibitions +

The Carmen Sánchez Bequest. The Ultimate Lesson
Madrid
23.03.2021 - 24.10.2021

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Update date: 05-11-2021 | Registry created on 26-07-2018

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