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    Sale 2173

    Latin American Sale

    28 - 29 May 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 78

    Circle of Juan Rodriguez Juarez (Mexican 1675-1728)

    San Francisco Javier bautizando a un indio

    Price Realised  

    Circle of Juan Rodriguez Juarez (Mexican 1675-1728)
    San Francisco Javier bautizando a un indio
    oil on canvas
    65½ x 43¼ in. (166 x 110 cm.) excluding frame
    Painted ca. 1690-1730


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    According to scholar Dr. Marcus Burke, (Sacramental Light: Latin American Devotional Art from the Fundación Arte Sacro Antonio Roig-Ferré Collection) although the picture has been attributed to Juan Rodríguez Juárez and shows the direct influence of this master especially in the figures of the Indians, the rendering of the saint is distinct from Rodríguez Juárez's own hand. This suggests the intervention of someone who may have worked with the artist or his brother, Nicolás Rodríguez Juárez.

    Provenance

    Denver Art Museum, Denver.
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's New York, 28 May 1998, lot 110 (illustrated in color).
    Acquired from the above by the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM LA COLECCIÓN PEREGRINA VIRREINAL, FUNDACIÓN ARTE SACRO ANTONIO ROIG-FERRÉ, SAN JUAN


    Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Temples of Gold, Crowns of Silver: Reflections of Majesty in the Viceregal Americas, Washington, D.C., OAS, The Art Museum of the Americas and George Washington University Dimock Gallery, 1991, p. 56.


    Exhibited

    Washington, D.C., OAS, The Art Museum of the Americas and George Washington University Dimock Gallery, Temples of Gold, Crowns of Silver: Reflections of Majesty in the Viceregal Americas, 1991.
    San Francisco, The Thacher Gallery at the University of San Francisco, Sacramental Light: Latin American Devotional Art from the Fundación Arte Sacro Antonio y Lola Roig Ferré Collection, 22 January - 22 April 2007.