25 January 2005
Alonso Cano (Grenada 1601-1667)
Saint John the Baptist, seated, pointing to a lamb
the entrance of a fortified castle (verso)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown wash, the upper left corner made up
3 1/8 x 4¾ in. (80 x 120 mm.)
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Comparable to a drawing of the Madonna and Child appearing to Saint Felix de Cantalicio in the Prado, Madrid (Z. Véliz, Alonso Cano, dibujos, exhib. cat., Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, 2001, no. 47).
Zahira Veliz has kindly confirmed the attribution on the basis of a photograph.
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