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The Immaculate Conception
Cano, Alonso (?)
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Cano, Alonso (?)

Granada, 1601 - Granada, 1667

Cano, Alonso See author's file

The Immaculate Conception

1630 - 1640. Grey-brown wash, Pencil on yellow paper.
Not on display

The Virgin appears full length, standing on the crescent moon and held by three cherubs. Her hands are joined and her head is gently tilted to the right. Wethey does not consider this a work by Cano, while María Elena Gómez Moreno, who does, points out the similarity of the silhouette to Cano’s sculptural Immaculate Conception from his period in Seville. Martínez Chumillas also considers it characteristic. While it is not of outstanding quality, its character is very much in keeping with Cano’s works and it can be accepted with some reservations. The paper is noticeably deteriorated, with water damage that has caused the ink to run (Text fromVéliz, Z.: Alonso Cano (1601-1667). Dibujos. Catálogo razonado, Fundación Marcelino Botín, 2009, p. 200-201).


Technical data

Inventory number
Cano, Alonso (?)
The Immaculate Conception
1630 - 1640
Grey-brown wash; Pencil
Yellow paper
Height: 124 mm; Width: 80 mm
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Sánchez Cantón, Francisco Javier, Dibujos Españoles.Vol. IV. Alonso Cano, IV, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. 300.

Martinez Chumillas, Manuel, Alonso Cano: estudio monográfico de la obra del insigne que fue de la catedral de Granada, Carlos Jaime, Madrid, 1949, pp. 317-318.

Wethey, Harold, Alonso Cano's drawings, The Art bulletin, 34, 1952, pp. 234.

Gómez-Moreno, María Elena, Exposicion Alonso Cano. Catálogo, Ministerio de Educación Nacional, Granada, 1954, pp. nº 74.

Orozco Díaz, Emilio, Alonso Cano y su escuela en el III centenario de su muerte, Caja de Ahorros, Granada, 1963, pp. nº 191.

Museo Nacional del Prado, Catálogo de dibujos Vol. I. Dibujos españoles, siglos XV-XVII / por A. E. Pérez Sánchez, Madrid, 1972, pp. 48.

Wethey, H.E., Los Dibujos de Alonso Cano.Separata, Universidad de Granada, Granada, 1979, pp. 548.

Véliz, Zahira, Alonso Cano's Drawings and Related Works, Courtald Institute-London Univ., Londres, 1998, pp. nº 15.

Alonso Cano dibujos, Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, 2001, pp. 126, nº 14.

Veliz, Zahira, Alonso Cano (1601-1667): dibujos, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Santander, 2009, pp. 200-201, nº 68.

Other inventories +

Inv. Real Museo, 1857. Núm. 55.

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 60.
Numeracion Antigua 55. [Numeración] Moderna 60. Nuestra Sª. de la Concepcion. A. Alonso Cano. alto 0,14 por 0,10 ancho. marco negro y cristal.

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 34.

Inscriptions +

Inscribed in pencil. Front, lower right corner

Update date: 04-11-2021 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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