European Art
Artist: Juan de Valdés Leal, Spanish, 1622–1690

Portrait of an Ecclesiastic

ca. 1680

Oil on canvas

184.8 × 112.6 × 2.2 cm (72 3/4 × 44 5/16 × 7/8 in.)
Director’s Purchase Fund and Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Fosburgh, B.A. 1933, M.A. 1935
On view
17th century

Convent of San Francisco, Seville, Spain; Purchased in Seville, Spain on 10 January 1836 by agent Baron Taylor for the Musée Espagnol du Louvre of King Louis-Philippe, France; sale, London, 21 May 1853, no. 497; Lord Dalling and Bulwer Collection, London (sale, London, 21 February 1873, no. 75); Sir Francis Cook Collection, 1st Bart. (1817-1901), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey, England, until 1901; by inheritance to Sir Frederick Lucas Cook, 2nd Bart. (1844-1920), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey, England (1901- d. 1920); by inheritance to Sir Herbert Frederick Cook, 3rd Bart. (1868-1939), Doughty House, Richmond, Surrey, England (1920- d. 1939); by inheritance to Sir Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook, 4th Bart. (1907-1978), Doughty House, Surrey, England (1939-1958); Cook Collection sale, Sotheby & Co., 25 June 1958, lot 47 (750£); The Arcade Gallery, Ltd., London (as Don Juan de Valdes-Leal, "St. Bonaventura"), June 1958- April 1959.

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