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An Unknown Man wearing the Order of Santiago

An Unknown Man wearing the Order of Santiago
4 0 c m
actual image size: 18cm x 32cm


Oil painting on canvas. An Unknown Man wearing the Order of Santiago, attributed to Alonso Cano (Granada 1601 - Granada 1667). Previously thought to be a self-portrait, the picture shows a full-length portrait of a man, dressed in black, standing on a tiled floor and wearing order of St Iago with a cane in his right hand and a hat in his left.Recent cleaning has revealed a painting of high quality which may well be an original by Cano painted not later than 1638-40, and displaying the influence of Veläzquez of the 1620s and '30s. It was one of the collection of Spanish pictures given to King Louis- Philippe of France by Frank Hall Standish, which was sold at Christie's in 1853 after the death of the exiled king. It was bought by the 1st Lord Penrhyn as a self-portrait by Cano. When Louis-Philippe's widowed queen and children subsequently visited Penrhyn, Lord Penrhyn tried unsuccessfully to hurry them past this picture, thinking the recollections it would revive would not be pleasant. CMS_PCF_1420387

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Penrhyn Castle
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