Record details

  • generalData.authorNameInListings
    José Camarón y Bonanat (1731-1803)
  • generalData.title
    Saint Joachim with the Virgin as a child
  • generalData.creationDate
    1762 - 1798
  • technicalData.measurements
    485 x 370 mm
  • technicalData.description
    Prepared in graphite pencil, pen and Chinese ink wash on laid paper
  • technicalData.complementaryDescription
    We are faced with a large drawing that represents San Joaquín with the Virgin Girl. It is made with a pen and Chinese/gray ink under which very fine graphite pencil strokes seem to be discerned. The technique is the master's usual one, based on short, parallel strokes that intersect to model the figures as if it were an engraver.
    The purpose of the work does not seem clear, which could be intended for the print but also for some devotional painting, perhaps for a private oratory given the theme represented. The framing of the composition responds to this, with a large curtain on the left and the heads of cherubs on the right, as well as the intimacy generated by the exchange of glances between the Virgin girl and her father. From a thematic point of view, it is reminiscent of the sketch of "Saint Anne with the Virgin Girl" kept by the National Library of Spain.
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