Spanish School

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Lot 24
Spanish School
17th Century
A Priest and his Companions after an Attack on a Deserted Road
Oil on canvas
22 1/4 x 77 1/8 inches (56.5 x 195.7 cm)
Property of a Florida estate
The subject of this painting is enigmatic: a priest and other men lying on the ground after a brutal attack, perhaps by brigands, perhaps by anti-clerical forces. This unusual subject suggests that the work may depict an actual historical incident, one better known in the 17th century than today.

C Property from the Estate of a Miami Collector

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $3,465 (includes buyer's premium)

Additional Notes & Condition Report

Perhaps cut down from a larger work. Glue relined. A few repaired holes. Scrapes and small losses, including a long slash in the canvas near the center of the upper edge, and several long, horizontal scrapes a few inches below that same edge (visible in the photographs). Some dark areas restored, including the sole of the fallen man's shoe visible in the center foreground; and the hair of the man wearing a blue shirt. Drapery shadows reinforced.
Curiously, the painting is framed backwards.

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Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for $3,465 (includes buyer's premium)

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