Skip to main content
Want more images or videos?
Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 10

Juan Alfonso Abril
17th Century by Juan Alfonso Abril Head of St Paul Painting Oil on Canvas

Around 1600

About the Item

Juan Alfonso Abril (active in the 17th century in Valladolid) Head of Saint Paul Oil on canvas, cm. 48,5 x 62 - with frame cm. 63 x 76,5 Shaped wooden frame, ebonized and gilded parts In the foreground, flanked by the sword with which it was severed, is the head of St Paul, the apostle who was martyred by decapitation in Rome. The composition, based on a close-up view in dialogue with the spectator, and the iconographic choice of depicting the face with open exhaling lips have led to the work being attributed to Juan Alfonso Abril, a painter active in Valladolid in the 17th century. The painting comes from the Luigi Koelliker Collection.
  • Creator:
    Juan Alfonso Abril (Spanish)
  • Creation Year:
    Around 1600
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 19.1 in (48.5 cm)Width: 24.41 in (62 cm)Depth: 1.97 in (5 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes:
    63 x 76,5 cm with frame Price: $11,365
  • Medium:
  • Movement & Style:
  • Period:
    Early 17th Century
  • Condition:
  • Gallery Location:
    Milano, IT
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU170129520172
More From This SellerView All
You May Also Like
  • Head of an Angel
    Located in New York, NY
    Procaccini was born in Bologna, but his family moved to Milan when the artist was eleven years old. His artistic education was evidently familial— from his father Ercole and his elder brothers Camillo and Carlo Antonio, all painters—but his career began as a sculptor, and at an early age: his first known commission, a sculpted saint for the Duomo of Milan, came when he was only seventeen years old. Procaccini’s earliest documented painting, the Pietà for the Church of Santa Maria presso San Celso in Milan, was completed by 1604. By this time the artist had made the trip to Parma recorded by his biographers, where he studied Correggio, Mazzola Bedoli, and especially Parmigianino; reflections of their work are apparent throughout Procaccini's career. As Dr. Hugh Brigstocke has recently indicated, the present oil sketch is preparatory for the figure of the angel seen between the heads of the Virgin and St. Charles Borrommeo in Procaccini's altarpiece in the Church of Santa Afra in Brescia (ill. in Il Seicento Lombardo; Catalogo dei dipinti e delle sculture, exh. cat. Milan 1973, no. 98, pl. 113). As such it is the only known oil sketch of Procaccini's that can be directly connected with an extant altarpiece. The finished canvas, The Virgin and Child with Saints Charles Borrommeo and Latino with Angels, remains in the church for which it was painted; it is one of the most significant works of Procaccini's maturity and is generally dated after the artist's trip to Genoa in 1618. The Head of an Angel is an immediate study, no doubt taken from life, but one stylistically suffused with strong echoes of Correggio and Leonardo. Luigi Lanzi, writing of the completed altarpiece in 1796, specifically commented on Procaccini's indebtedness to Correggio (as well as the expressions of the angels) here: “Di Giulio Cesare...
    Category

    17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Paper, Oil

  • Answer Within
    Located in Ibadan, Oyo
    Painting Ships in a well-protected tube from Nigeria This work is unique, this is not a print or other type of copy. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity (Issued by the Gallery)
    Category

    21st Century and Contemporary Old Masters Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Fine 17th Century Dutch Old Master Oil Painting Two Topers in Deep Conversation
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Topers in Deep Conversation Dutch School, mid 17th entury circle of David Teniers (Dutch 1610-1690) oil on canvas canvas: 8 x 7 inches provenance: private collection, France conditio...
    Category

    Mid-17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • Fine British Aristocratic Portrait of a Nobleman Lord Jeffreys of Wem
    Located in Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Portrait of Lord Jeffreys of Wem British School, 20th century (presumably after an earlier work) oil painting on canvas, framed framed: 30.5 x 24.5 inches canvas: 26 x 20 inches prov...
    Category

    20th Century Old Masters Portrait Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • 18th Century, Antique Oil Painting, Old Master. Portrait of Mother with child.
    Located in Berlin, DE
    18th century, antique painting, oil on canvas, old master. Mother with child. Relined canvas. Stretcher frame also renewed. Artist unknown.
    Category

    18th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

  • 17th Century, Old Master, "King Basileus Alexander of Macedon Magnus, the Great"
    Located in Berlin, DE
    Very decorative, 17th century, old master painting, oil on canvas, King Alexander Magnus, the great. Illustration of two children, putti, with wreaths of flowers on a board (or maus...
    Category

    17th Century Old Masters Figurative Paintings

    Materials

    Canvas, Oil

Recently Viewed

View All