• The Manolo March Collection Fr auction at Christies

    Sale 7817

    The Manolo March Collection From Son Galcerán, Mallorca

    28 - 29 October 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 305

    Pascual Calvo (Palma 1752-1817)

    Christ holding the Sacred Heart

    Price Realised  


    Pascual Calvo (Palma 1752-1817)
    Christ holding the Sacred Heart
    signed and inscribed 'CALVO PiNT. MENORQUIN Y DE La Corte de Austria' (on the reverse, lower right)
    oil on copper
    13 3/8 x 10 in. (34 x 25.4 cm.)
    the reverse painted with trompe-l'oeil marbling, and with the label 'El Exmo y Revmo Sr Dn Fr Rafael de Velez Arzobispo de Santiago concedio, dia 8 de Mayo de 1835, 80 dias de Yndul- gencia a todos los que devotamente reza- ren un Credo, ó Acto de Contrision delante sua Sta Ymagen[.]'

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    The prototype for this devotional type was painted by Pompeo Batoni, c. 1766, for the Church of the Gesù, Rome. The label on the reverse refers to an indulgence granted by the Archbishop of Santiago di Compostela in 1835, to those faithful that would pray and offer acts of contrition to the image of Christ.

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