Auction Lot: 35110499
End of Auction : 09 Jul 2020 18:46
Remaining time: 2020-07-09 18:46:00 GMT+02:00
Estimated Value : 80000-100000 €
Next bid 16000


LUIS DE MORALES (Badajoz, Spain, ca. 1510-1586).
"Ecce Homo".
Oil on panel.
Provenance: Important catalonian private collection.
Measurements: 35 x 27 cm; 55 x 47 cm (frame).
With a wooden box around the piece inserted in the 19th century in order to improve the conservation of the painting.
19th century frame in mahogany and other woods.
Published in the Archives of the Amatller Institute of Hispanic Art (cliché Gudiol, num. 29617, year 1952).
Setdart is willing to assist the purchaser in attempting to obtain a dictamen by the Amatller Institute of Hispanic Art, which will be payed by the buyer.
With registration number 92945 in red arranged in the lower left corner, corresponding to the return to its owner after the Civil War.
Morales exclusively painted religious subjects and the majority of his oeuvre is comprised of depictions of the Virgin and child, the Pietà, and Christ as the Man of Sorrows, Christ at the Column or Christ carrying the Cross. The present composition, showing Ecce Homo, Jesus is shown half-length, crowned with thorns and with a haggard face, parted lips, prominent cheekbones, and moist eyes raised in an attitude of submission to the divine will. His hair, beard, moustache and eyelashes are minutely rendered in a light brown colour. Similarly detailed is the treatment of the tears and drops of blood.
Known as "El Divino", Luis de Morales was influenced, especially in his early work, by Raphael Sanzio, the Lombard school and the school of Leonardo. He was called by his contemporaries "The Divine Morales", because of his skill and the shocking realism of his paintings, and because of the spirituality transmitted by all his work. His work has been divided by critics into two periods, an early stage under the influence of Florentine artists such as Michelangelo and a more intense, more anatomically correct later period similar to German and Flemish Renaissance painters. The Prado Museum in Madrid holds around 22 paintings by the master. Some of his Works can be seen at Plasencia, Salamanca's Cathedral and Museum. The Real Academia de Bellas Artes de San Fernando in Madrid also owns a couple of Works.


Presenta ligera pérdida en la capa pictórica de su parte inferior derecha. El marco presenta algún ligero desperfecto. A petición y cargo del comprador, el Instituto Amatller de Arte Hispánico puede emitir un dictamen de la obra. Este lote puede verse en la Sala de SetdartBarcelona situada en C/Aragón, 346. Se agradece la colaboración de Don Santiago Alcolea Blanch para la catalogación de esta obra.



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