Putti-angels showing the Veil of Veronica to Mary Magdalen

attributed to Juan Carreño de Miranda (Avilés 1614 - Madrid 1685)
National Trust Inventory Number 1145086

Category Paintings
Date circa 1650
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 2070 x 1372 mm (81 1/2 x 54 in)
Place of origin
Collection Brownsea Island, Dorset
On show at Brownsea Island, Dorset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, Putti-angels showing the Veil of Veronica to Mary Magdalen, attributed to Juan Carreño de Miranda (Avilés 1614 - Madrid 1685), circa 1650. Veronica's veil is said to have miraculoulsy reyained Christ's image when she used it to wipe his face on hte way top Calvary. The veil or sudarium was one of the most famous relics in Rome.

Provenance

Installed by Capt. Kenneth Robert Balfour in 1897/8 as a fixture in the Dining Room of the Castle on the Island, which was accepted by HM Treasury in lieu of death duties and transferred to the National Trust after an endowment had been raised, 1962

Makers and roles

attributed to Juan Carreño de Miranda (Avilés 1614 - Madrid 1685) , artist
Spanish School, artist
after Guido Reni (Bologna 1575 – Bologna 1642), artist
previously attributed to Alonso Cano (Granada 1601 – Granada 1667), artist

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Materials Canvas (9937)
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Collection Brownsea Island, Dorset (116)
Periods 17th century (32227)
Maker Juan Carreño de Miranda (Avilés 1614 - Madrid 1685)  (4)
Spanish School (53)
Guido Reni (Bologna 1575 – Bologna 1642) (60)
Alonso Cano (Granada 1601 – Granada 1667) (4)
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Object Type Oil painting (16488)

Record Status

Enhanced

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