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Study of a bearded male head
Herrera the Elder, Francisco de
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Herrera the Elder, Francisco de

Sevilla, 1590 - Madrid, 1654

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Study of a bearded male head

First half of the XVII century. Pencil on yellow laid paper.
Not on display

In precise profile and drawn with the energetic touches of a thick pen probably made of reeds, this head is very characteristic of the rough and harsh but fiercely expressive style that Herrera employed while studying isolated heads.

Sánchez Cantón was the first to attribute this drawing to him. Other similar drawings are held in various collections. In addition, he exercised a perceptible influence over Cordovan artists trained in Seville, especially Antonio del Castillo. Some drawings in Florence’s Uffizi, attributed to Agustín del Castillo, are also related to this drawing.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano, Sevilla, Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sev, 1996, p.112-113, nº 32

Technical data

Inventory number
D000135
Author
Herrera the Elder, Francisco de
Title
Study of a bearded male head
Date
First half of the XVII century
Technique
Pencil
Support
Yellow laid paper
Dimension
Height: 108 mm; Width: 80 mm
Provenance
Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, F. J., Dibujos Españoles. Vol. III. Siglo XVII, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. lám. 204.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, pp. 94.

Muller, Priscilla E., Contributions to the study of Spanish drawings, The Art bulletin, 58, 1976, pp. 609.

Angulo Íñiguez, Diego, A Corpus of Spanish Drawings.Spanish Drawings.Seville. 1600-1650., III, Harvey Miller, Londres, 1985, pp. nº 46 / lám.XIII.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano, Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sev, Sevilla, 1996, pp. 112-113, nº 32.

Hoffman-Samland, Jens, 'Anónimo andaluz. Ornamento de volutas...' En:, Dibujos españoles en la Kunsthalle de Hamburgo, Museo Nacional del Prado Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist Univ. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Madrid, 2014, pp. 266 nt.3.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 480.

Exhibitions +

Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano
Sevilla
30.11.1995 - 11.02.1996

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

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