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The crucified Christ appears to Saint Teresa
Cano, Alonso
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Cano, Alonso

Granada, 1601 - Granada, 1667

Cano, Alonso See author's file

The crucified Christ appears to Saint Teresa

1629. Oil on canvas. Not on display

This scene is based on Las moradas [The mansions] (1588), the text by the Saint in which she describes her “spiritual marriage” to Christ. Like its pair (P-8152), this canvas was part of the altarpiece of Saint Teresa in the monastery of San Alberto in Seville. Both were painted in the same year that Zurbarán executed The Apparition of Saint Peter to Saint Peter Nolasco, which shares the visual language and moving expressivity of Cano’s two canvases.


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Cano, Alonso
The crucified Christ appears to Saint Teresa
Height: 99 cm.; Width: 43.5 cm.
Convent of San Alberto, Sevilla, altar of Saint Teresa of Jesus; Administration Philatelic Forum; acquired by the State destined to the Prado Museum, 2013.

Bibliography +

Teresa de Jesús. La prueba de mi verdad, Biblioteca Nacional de España - Acción Cultural Española, Madrid, 2015, pp. 68, 89, 125,185 n.66.

Marques, Virginia, 'Alonso Cano. Aparición de Cristo Salvador a santa Teresa de Jesús' En:, Pacheco. Teórico, artista y maestro (1564-1644)., Junta de Andalucía,, Sevilla, 2016, pp. 236-239 n.49.

Other inventories +

Inv. Nuevas Adquisiciones (iniciado en 1856). Núm. 2867.

Exhibitions +

Francisco Pacheco (1564-1644). Teórico, artista y maestro
15.03.2016 - 12.06.2016

Teresa de Jesús. La prueba de mi verdad
11.03.2015 - 31.05.2015

Update date: 07-05-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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