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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.
Not on display

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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Sánchez Cotán, Juan
Saint Ildefonso receiving the Chasuble
Ca. 1600
Height: 156 cm; Width: 118 cm
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 nº 2.

Ruiz Gómez, Leticia, "Juan Sánchez Cotán (1560-1627), La imposición de la casulla a san Ildefonso, h. 1600", en Memoria de actividades 2017, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2018, pp. 92-94.

Other inventories +

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

Exhibitions +

The Óscar Alzaga Donation
07.11.2017 - 25.06.2018

Update date: 15-06-2022 | Registry created on 19-09-2017

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