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Circle of Ventura Rodríguez (Ciempozuelos 1717-1785 Madrid)
Circle of Ventura Rodríguez (Ciempozuelos 1717-1785 Madrid)

Design for an altarpiece

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Circle of Ventura Rodríguez (Ciempozuelos 1717-1785 Madrid)
Design for an altarpiece
inscribed with a scale and 'Escala de quarenta pies Castellanos'
black chalk, pen and black ink, grey wash, watermark JKool with a fleur-de-lis in a crowned crest
24½ x 13 7/8 in. (62.4 x 35.2 cm.)

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This large sheet is a preparatory drawing for the altarpiece of the Church of Santa Ana in Peñaranda de Duero. The central relief was executed by Alfonso Bergaz (fl. 18th Century) circa 1780-83, but Benito Navarrete Prieto has suggested that the architectural elements must have been designed by an artist who followed the style of Ventura Rodríguez and who was possibly working in his circle.

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

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