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The Flagellation of Christ
Valdés Leal, Juan de
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Valdés Leal, Juan de

Sevilla (Spain), 1622 - Sevilla (Spain), 1690

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The Flagellation of Christ

XVII century. Grey-brown wash, Pencil on yellow laid paper.
Not on display

Juan de Valdés Leal was one of the founders of the Sevillian drawing school in 1660 together with Murillo, Herrera the Younger and Cornelis Schut, among other artists. Thanks to Palomino, who wrote a treatise on him in the early 1670s in Córdoba, he was known to be very fond of drawing but was not limited to sketches and outlines for works. During his trip to Madrid in 1664, he also attended one of the academies that existed in the city at the time in order to draw live models. This technique was also performed in the academy founded in the Andalusian capital.

Lefort identified this as a preparatory drawing for the canvas of the same subject that Ceán cites as being in the Cathedral of Seville and of which there is no trace today. It is skilfully executed by employing two types of pencil line: a fine one to trace the outline of all the figures and architectural elements, and a thicker one to emphasise the lines of the main scene. On the other hand, the brush was the medium of choice for drawing much of the architectural scenery as well as for applying the greyish wash in the areas that required shading.

The drawing is attached on top of a second support on which a framing line has been traced in brown ink. This effect can be observed in other drawings from the collection of Fernández Durán. The sheet of the drawing is trimmed on every side. This is a characteristic of the majority of works belonging to Ceán, but also in other collections from that time, such as that of Jovellanos cousins or the 2nd Count of Águila, in which there were also examples of framing lines. At the same time, this practice was already common for years in foreign collections, such as the sketchbook created by Padre Sebastiano Resta.

Hidalgo Caldas, Beatriz, ''El coleccionismo ilustrado de dibujos en Sevilla y Madrid durante el último tercio del siglo XVIII y comienzos del XIX a la luz de la colección de Ceán Bermúdez''. Ceán Bermúdez. Historiador del arte y coleccionista ilustrado, Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2016, p.309-339 [324]

Technical data

Inventory number
D000196
Author
Valdés Leal, Juan de
Title
The Flagellation of Christ
Date
XVII century
Technique
Grey-brown wash; Pencil
Support
Yellow laid paper
Dimension
Height: 350 mm; Width: 253 mm
Provenance
Ceán Bermúdez Collection; Lefort Collection; Bequest of Pedro Fernández Durán y Bernaldo de Quirós, 1931.

Bibliography +

Collection de M.Paul Lefort. Dessins Anciens...Eaux-Fortes, [s.n], París, 1869, pp. nº 195.

Sánchez Cantón, F. J., Dibujos Españoles (T.V). Siglo XVII, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. 425.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catalogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos Españoles. Siglos XV-XVII, [s.n], Madrid, 1972, pp. 132-133.

Kinkead, Duncan Theobald, Juan de Valdes Leal (1622-1690): his life and work, Garland Publishing, Nueva York, 1978, pp. 517.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., El Dibujo Español de los Siglos de Oro, Ministerio de Cultura, Madrid, 1980, pp. nº 246.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Historia del dibujo en España: de la Edad Media a Goya, Cátedra, Madrid, 1986, pp. 287.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Dessins Espagnols.Maitres des XVI et XVII Siecles, Reunion des Musees Nationaux, París, 1991, pp. 197-198, nº 99.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano, Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla, Sevilla, 1996, pp. 232, nº 99.

de Carlos, Mª C. Matilla, J.M., 'Cornelis Schut III. Adoración de la Eucaristía' En:, Dibujos españoles en la Kunsthalle de Hamburgo, Museo Nacional del Prado Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist Univ. Hamburger Kunsthalle, Madrid, 2014, pp. 130 nt.3.

Hidalgo Caldas, Beatriz, ''El coleccionismo ilustrado de dibujos en Sevilla y Madrid durante el último tercio del siglo XVIII y comienzos del XIX a la luz de la colección de Ceán Bermúdez'', Ceán Bermúdez. Historiador del arte y coleccionista ilustrado, Biblioteca Nacional de España, Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, Madrid, 2016, pp. 309-339 [324].

Cenalmor Bruquetas, Elena, 'Juan de Valdés Leal. Cristo flagelado' En:, Valdés Leal 1622-1690, Consejería de Cultura y Patrimonio Histórico,, 2021, pp. 206 n.45.

Other inventories +

Inv. Legado Pedro Fernández Durán, 1931. Núm. 1775.

Inscriptions +

J Valdes f.
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front, lower right corner

D. Juan de Valdés.
Inscribed in pen and ink. Front, lower left corner

Exhibitions +

Juan de Valdés Leal (1622-1690)
Sevilla
02.12.2021 - 27.03.2022

Juan Ceán Bermudez
Madrid
19.05.2016 - 11.09.2016

Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano
Sevilla
30.11.1995 - 11.02.1996

Dibujos españoles de los siglos XVI y XVII
París
19.04.1991 - 22.07.1991

Displayed objects +

Objects from Christ's Passion: Columna

Update date: 15-08-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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