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Saint Jerome
Valdés Leal, Juan de
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Valdés Leal, Juan de

Sevilla, 1622 - Sevilla, 1690

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Saint Jerome

1656 - 1657. Oil on canvas

Large series of paintings for religious orders were painted throughout the seventeenth century. They include free-standing figures of saints and scenes with more complex compositions. That is the case of the present work, which belongs to a series of saints made around 1657 by Valdés Leal for the Sacristy of the Convent of San Jerónimo in Seville. All of these works share similar characteristics: the saint is standing, and is seen from below, accompanied by his identifying attributes. Here those attributes are a Cardinal´s hat, a table with writing instruments and the lion whose paw he cured when he was doing penitence. The perspective and size make this a very monumental and solemn work. The artist´s hand is visible throughout the work, with a very free and confident rendering most visible in the saint´s highly expressive face. This belongs to a series of saints painted for the sacristy of the convent of San Jerónimo in Seville. The series was scattered in the nineteenth century.

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Inventory number
P002593
Author
Valdés Leal, Juan de
Title
Saint Jerome
Date
1656 - 1657
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimension
Height: 252 cm.; Width: 133 cm.
Series
Sacristía del Convento de San Jerónimo de Buenavista, Sevilla
Provenance
Convent of San Jerónimo de Buenavista, Seville, 1657-1810; Royal Alcázar of Seville, 1810-1812; Convent of San Jerónimo de Buenavista, 1812-1836; Louis Philippe d’Orléans, 1836-1893; M. Hipp, London, 1893-1936; acquisition for the Prado Museum with funds from the Legacy of the Count of Cartagena to Thomas Agnew & Sons, London, 1936

Bibliography +

Catalogue of the Pictures Forming the Celebrated Standish Co, Christie and Manson, Londres, 1853.

Trapier, Elizabeth du Gué, Valdés Leal: spanish baroque painter, The Hispanic Society of America, Nueva York, 1960, pp. lám.37.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1972.

La peinture espagnole du siècle d'or: de Greco a Velazquez, Association Française d'Action Artistique, París, 1976.

The Golden Age of Spanish Painting, Royal Academy of Arts, Londres, 1976.

Kinkead, Duncan Theobald, Juan de Valdés Leal (1622-1690): his life and work, Garland Publishing, Nueva York-Londres, 1978, pp. 376/ lám.54.

Prinz Von Hohenzollern, J.G., Von Greco Bis Goya. Vier Jahrhunderte Spanische Malerei, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, 1982, pp. 268.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado: catálogo de las pinturas, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1985, pp. 723-724.

Velázquez en Zijn Tijd: zeventiende-eeuwse Spaanse schilderk, Rijks Museum, Amsterdam, 1985, pp. 104.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Juan de Valdés Leal, Guadalquivir, Sevilla, 1988, pp. 235/ lám.46.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Valdés Leal, Museo del Prado; Junta de Andalucía, Madrid, 1991, pp. 108.

Valdivieso, Enrique, Valdes Leal, Caja Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian, 1991, pp. 122.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Museo del Prado. Inventario general de pinturas. Nuevas Adquisiciones. Museo Iconográfico. Tapices., Museo del Prado, Espasa Calpe, Madrid, 1996, pp. nº1693.

Juan de Valdes Leal (1622-1690), Obra Social y Cultural de Caja Sur, Cordoba, 2001, pp. 96.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Pintura barroca española: guía, Museo Nacional del PradoAldeasa, Madrid, 2001, pp. 238.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 1693.
Autor, Valdés Leal. / 1693. Asunto, san Jerónimo. / Lienzo, 251 x 131 cm. / Nº catálogo, 2593 / Adquirido en enero de 1936 con fondos del 'legado Cartagena'...

Catálogo Museo del Prado, 1942-1996. Núm. 2593.

Exhibitions +

Juan Valdés Leal
San Sebastián
24.07.1991 - 31.08.1991

Valdés Leal
Madrid
25.04.1991 - 30.06.1991

Valdés Leal
Sevilla
07.03.1991 - 07.04.1991

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Update date: 25-07-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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