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The Virgin and Child
Calleja, Andrés de la
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Calleja, Andrés de la

Ezcaray, La Rioja (Spain), 1705 - Madrid (Spain), 1785

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The Virgin and Child

XVIII century. Yellow wash, Pencil on yellow laid paper.
Not on display

This is a representation of the Virgin of more than half-length. She is seated, seen from left profile, and gazing at the Infant Christ. She wraps him in a swaddling cloth while he raises his arms and looks up at the sky. This figure demonstrates, at a relatively early date in Calleja’s oeuvre, the survival of the models of 17th-century painting in Madrid, the style in which he was trained during his youth.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol III. Dibujos Españoles. Siglo XVIII. C-Z, Madrid, Museo del Prado, 1977, p.13

Technical data

Inventory number
Calleja, Andrés de la
The Virgin and Child
XVIII century
Yellow wash; Pencil
Yellow laid paper
Height: 181 mm; Width: 130 mm
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol III. Dibujos Españoles. Siglo XVIII. C-Z, Museo del Prado, Madrid, 1977, pp. 13.

Paredes Giraldo, Mª Camino, Maestros del Dibujo, Siglo XVIII, Ayuntamiento, Pamplona, 1997.

Other inventories +

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 46.
46. La Virgen con el Niño Dios. A. Desconocido. alto 0,19. ancho 0,13. Marco negro y cristal.

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 622.

Inscriptions +

Andres de la Calleja [rubricado dos veces]
Inscribed in pen and ink. Back

Printmaking. Passepartout

Exhibitions +

Dibujos españoles del siglo XVIII. Los pintores de Corte en el preludio goyesco
29.05.1997 - 29.06.1997

Update date: 01-09-2022 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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