Attributed to Alonso Cano (Granada 1601-1667)
THE PROPERTY OF THE MAXWELL MACDONALD FAMILY
Attributed to Alonso Cano (Granada 1601-1667)

Putti holding a martyr's palm and flowers

Details
Attributed to Alonso Cano (Granada 1601-1667)
Putti holding a martyr's palm and flowers
with inscription 'Al? Cano' (recto)
red chalk
3 x 4 ½ in. (9.4 x 11.5 cm.)
Provenance
Sir John McPherson Brackenbury; Christie's, London, 26 May 1848, lot 62 ('A. Cano...Two angels'; 15 shillings together with lot 61), where purchased by;
Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-1878), with his inscription 'Alonso Cano or Bart. Esteban Murillo./ London May 26. 1848./ Sir J. Brackenbury's Sale.' and his signature (verso), and by descent to the present owners.

Lot Essay

Although a similar inscription 'Al? Can' can be found on a few drawings by Cano, this drawing is, as was already noted by Stirling-Maxwell in a rare inscription on the back of the mount, also close to Murillo.

We are grateful to Dr. Zahira Véliz for her assistance in cataloguing this drawing.
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