Pedro Tortolero (Seville circa 1700-1766)
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Pedro Tortolero (Seville circa 1700-1766)

A kneeling putto with his arms spread

Details
Pedro Tortolero (Seville circa 1700-1766)
A kneeling putto with his arms spread
with inscription 'Tortolero'
red chalk
12 ¾ x 9 ¼ in. (31.2 x 23.6 cm.)
Provenance
Sir William Stirling-Maxwell (1818-1878), and by descent to the present owners.
Literature
A.E. Pérez Sánchez, B. Navarrete Prieto, Tres siglos de dibujo sevillano, exhib. cat., Seville, Focus-Abengoa Foundation, 1995-96, p. 46, ill.

Lot Essay

This is the only known drawing by the Sevillian artist Tortolero, and it was, as noted by Benito Navarrete Prieto, possibly made after a sculpture (A.E. Pérez Sánchez and B. Navarrete Prieto, op. cit., p. 46). Tortolero, a pupil of Domingo Martínez (circa 1688-1750), is mainly known for his engravings and for his illustrations for Annales eclesiásticos i seglares … de la ciudad de Sevilla by Lorenzo Bautista de Zúñiga, published in Seville, 1747.

We are grateful to Benito Navarrete Prieto for his assistance in cataloguing this drawing.
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