Zacarias Gonzalez Velàzquez (Madrid 1763-1834) Roman soldiers escorting a prisoner

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Lot 144*
Zacarias Gonzalez Velàzquez
(Madrid 1763-1834)
Roman soldiers escorting a prisoner

Sold for £ 2,000 (US$ 2,615) inc. premium
Zacarias Gonzalez Velàzquez (Madrid 1763-1834)
Roman soldiers escorting a prisoner
bears inscription 'Origl. De D. Zs. Velazquez.' (on the reverse)
oil on canvas, en grisaille, unlined
51.1 x 64.1cm (20 1/8 x 25 1/4in).

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    By descent from the artist to his daughter, Clara Gonzalez Velazquez y Fernandez (according to Nunez, see literature)
    The Collection of Wallace Simonsen, Brazil (according to Nunez, see literature)

    Literature
    Possibly Inventario Bienes de 1834 (with description '124 Un cuadro con un asunto de la Historia Romana, pintado de claro oscuro, de dos pies cuatro pulgs. de largo, por uno y diezz de alto, en sesenta reales')
    J.L. Morales y Marin, Mariano Salvador Maella, Madrid, 1991, pp. 175 and 179, note 105
    J.L. Morales y Marin, Pintura en Espana 1750-1808, Madrid, 1994, p. 251, ill., fig. 148
    B. Nunez, Zacarias Gonzalez Velazques (1763-1834), Madrid, 2000, pp. 201 and 408, no. P-120, ill. no. 47

    Nunez writes that the present composition could possibly be the work listed in Inventario Bienes de 1834 under no. 124, as 'Un cuadro con un asunto de la Historia Romana, pintado de claro oscuro, de dos pies cuatro pulgs. de largo, por uno y diezz de alto, en sesenta reales'. She also draws attention to another work of the same subject but vertical in format (64.9 x 51cm.), that is now lost (see: B. Nunez, ibid, pp. 201 and 254 no. P-312).
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