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The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso
The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso

Cano lived in Madrid on two different occasions. The first (1638-1651), during which he was able to study the Royal Collection, absolutely transformed his concept of color and brushstrokes. Contact with Flemish and Italian painting, as well as his friendship with Velázquez, were determinant in that radical change. The present Dead Christ Supported by an Angel belongs to the end of that stay

The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso
The Dead Christ supported by an Angel
Oil on canvas. 1646 - 1652
Cano, Alonso

In this painting, an angel with a sorrowful expression supports the body of Christ in an upright, seated position. The clearly visible wounds on Christ´s hands indicate He has already been crucified and has died. The bloodless colour of the limbs and bowed head add to a cadaverous appearance. At His feet, the washbasin, the two nails and the crown of thorns all evoke the recent crucifixion. The an

Two Kings of Spain
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1641
Cano, Alonso
Two Kings of Spain
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1641
Cano, Alonso

Along with P00632, this is the only surviving testimony to the series of likenesses of kings that adorned the monarch’s bedroom or Room of Furies at the Alcázar in Madrid, and was later at the Hall of Comedies or Golden Hall. The painters commissioned for this series were: Félix Castello, Jusepe Leonardo, Antonio Arias, Francisco Camilo, Francisco Fernández, Pedro Nú&nt

The Stigmata of Saint Francis
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1651
Cano, Alonso
The Stigmata of Saint Francis
Oil on canvas. Ca. 1651
Cano, Alonso

This canvas was part of the decoration of the chapel dedicated to that saint at the Franciscan convent of Santa María de Jesús (known as San Diego de Alcalá) in Alcalá de Henares. Part of its considerable interest is that it may be considered a fine example of the artist’s Madrid period, around 1650-52, when he made some of his finest works. Stylistically, it is probabl

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