Design for a title-page
Alonso Cano (1601-1667)
Pen and dark brown ink and wash, over traces of black chalk on paper
Width: 12.3 cm; Height: 17.5 cm;
Witt, Robert Clermont (Sir); bequest; 1952
About this work
This design is closely related to the title page of Vida y martirio de san Euphrasio by Don Antonio Terrones y Robles (Granada, 1657). The two standing saints are identified as Euphrasius and Potenciana, whilst the coat of arms held by two putti is unknown. The carefully graded applications of the wash, meticulously applied within the contour lines, are typical of Cano’s finished drawings.
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