2 November 2016
PROPERTY FROM VILLA AGNESI IN MONTEVECCHIA, LOMBARDY (LOTS 219-231 & 300-327)
Carlos Blanco, called El Sereno (Cádiz 1780-1846 Madrid)
Portrait of Don Joaquín Felix de Samaniego, Count of Torrejón (1769-1844), full-length, wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece, the Cross of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta and the Grand Cross, Sash and Star of the Order of Charles III, with his son, Don Joaquín de la Cruz de Samaniego y Godoy, 11th Count of Torrejón, with a canary
signed and dated 'C. Blanco, lo pintó en 1817.' (centre right, on the arm of the chair)
oil on canvas
80 ½ x 50 ¼ in. (204.2 x 127.6 cm.)
Private collection, USA.
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, New York, 14 January 1988, lot 172.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 22 April 1994, as 'C. Blanco (early 19th Century)'.
Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 3 December 2008, lot 238 (£10,000).
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