Title :

The rediscovery of a Velázquez portrait

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Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Investigates replication in the studio of Velázquez in Seville, focused on a little-known version from the FitzHerbert Collection, Derbyshire, of the celebrated portrait in the Prado of Sor Jerónima de la Fuente. Direct comparison with the full-length Prado portrait and with a third version from the Araoz Collection suggests that the FitzHerbert Collection picture is an autograph replica that was subsequently cut down. X-rays of all three pictures confirm the belief that they were all made using the same cartoon or drawing, virtually excluding the possibility that they could have been executed anywhere except in Velázquez's own studio. Pentimenti and a more exploratory technique confirm that the Prado picture is the original version. The FitzHerbert picture may precede the Araoz version: the luminous reserved area around the entire figure, the highlights around the edges of her wimple and habit, especially her right sleeve, are as lively and vibrant as the equivalent passages in the Prado picture, suggesting it is closer in technique to the latter than to the more thinly painted Araoz picture. ;
Pagination/Size :
6 ill. ;
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French keywords :
Collection privée ; Espagne ; Fuente, Jerónima de la, act.1620-1630 ; Madrid (ESP), Museo Nacional del Prado ; Peinture ; Portrait ; Portrait de la mère Jerónima de la Fuente ; Rayons X ; Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y, 1599-1660 ; Version ; 1600-1700 ;
Descriptors :
Fuente, Jerónima de la, act.1620-1630 ; Madrid (ESP), Museo Nacional del Prado ; Painting ; Portrait of Mother Jerónima de la Fuente ; Portraits ; Private collection ; Spain ; Velázquez, Diego Rodríguez de Silva y, 1599-1660 ; Versions ; X-rays ; 1600-1700 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Artibus et historiae, 1997, 18, 36
INIST identifier :
24999529 ;
ISSN 0391-9064 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
IRSA, Wien
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