A Putto-Angel holding something red: a fragment

manner of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville 1617 - Seville 1682)
National Trust Inventory Number 1257141

Category Paintings
Date Unknown
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 584 x 533 mm (23 x 21 in)
Place of origin Spain
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum)
On show at Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset, South West, National Trust

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, A Putto-angel holding something red: a fragment, manner of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville 1617 – Seville 1682). The winged, putto-angel, seated on a stone holds something red above its head with its right hand.

Provenance

According to William John Bankes (1786-1855), a fragment of Murillo’s La Porciúnculá (originally the High Altar of the Capuchin Friary in Seville, and now in the Wallraf-Richartz Museum in Cologne): this is impossible but it could have formed part of one of Murillo’s two other last depictions of this subject “cut out by the French soldiery & applied to the covering of a knapsack”. Acquired by William Bankes and sent back to England by September 1815; bequeathed by Ralph Bankes, 1981

Marks and inscriptions

Recto: Inscribed on the cartouche over the painting: An Angel (cut out by the French soldiery & applied to the covering of a knapsack) originally part of an altarpiece at Seville by Murillo

Makers and roles

manner of Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville 1617 - Seville 1682), artist
attributed to Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville 1617 - Seville 1682), artist

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Category Paintings (12562)
Collection Kingston Lacy Estate, Dorset (Accredited Museum) (14370)
Periods
Maker Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Seville 1617 - Seville 1682) (44)
Subjects
Object Type Oil painting (10915)

Record Status

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