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    Sale 2135

    Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture

    28 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 298

    Studio of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Seville 1618-1682

    The Mater Dolorosa

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    Studio of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Seville 1618-1682
    The Mater Dolorosa
    oil on canvas
    26 5/8 x 21 5/8 in. 67.5 x 55 cm.


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    Provenance

    Don Francisco Balmaseda, Seville, by 1849, from whom purchased by
    William Gibbs, Tyntesfield, Somerset.
    with Wildenstein, New York, from where purchased by
    The Meadows Museum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, by whom deaccessioned in 1984.


    Pre-Lot Text

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    Literature

    W. Stirling-Maxwell, Essay towards a catalogue of prints engraved from the works of Velazquez and Murillo, London, 1873, p. 92.
    C.B. Curtis, Velazquez and Murillo, London, 1883, p. 147, no. 71.
    L. Alfonso, Murillo el hombre, el artista, las obras, Barcelona 1886, p. 204.
    Southern Methodist University, The Virginia Meadows Museum: Recent Acquisitions, Dallas, 1967, p. 13, no. 3, illustrated p. 12.
    W.B. Jordan, 'A museum of Spanish painting in Texas', Art Journal, XXVII, no. 3, Spring 1968, p. 290, fig. 4.
    Minutos Messarini, no. 63, May 1973, p. 25, illustrated.
    D. Anguilo Iñiguez, Murillo, Madrid, 1981, II, p. 450, no. 1584; III, fig. 567, as 'Probably Studio'.


    Exhibited

    London, British Institution, Catalogue of Pictures by Italian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French and English Masters, 1856, no. 24.