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Portrait of a Spanish Prince (probably Philip II)

Previously attributed to Alonso Sánchez Coello, Spanish, (1531 (or 1532)–August 8, 1588)
Sofonisba Anguissola (AKA Angosciola; Anguissola; Angussola), Italian, (ca. 1532–1625)

Creation date: ca. 1573
Creation place: Spain

Other Information

Type: Oil Painting
Medium and Support: Oil on canvas
Credit Line: Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam
Accession Number: 1936.58
Dimensions: 23 1/4 in. x 19 in. (59.06 cm x 48.26 cm)

Provenance

Anne R. and Amy Putnam, San Diego, California ( - November 1, 1936)

Ehrich-Newhouse Galleries, New York, New York ( - 1936)

Christie's, London, London, England (July 5, 1929 - July 5, 1929)

Godfroy Brauer, Nice, France (July 5, 1929 - )

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California (November 1, 1936 - )

Label Copy

Sofonisba Anguissola
Portrait of a Spanish Prince as Hunter (Philip II?)
1573
Oil on canvas
Gift of Anne R. and Amy Putnam, 1936.58

Sofonisba Anguissola, arguably the most famous and sought-after female artist of her day, left Milan for Madrid in 1559 at the invitation of Philip II of Spain, who employed her as lady-in-waiting and painting tutor to his young queen, Isabel of Valois.
The identity of this young sitter has long been a matter of debate, despite the inscription in Italian identifying the infante (prince) as Philip the future king, son of emperor Charles V. Philip II was already in middle age by the date of the painting. However, retrospective depictions of adults as children were not uncommon at the time, especially if the work was meant for a portrait gallery that included other royal children. The painting was intended for the duke of Savoy in Turin, who had recently moved his court to the famed hunting lodge at Stupinigi. The
infante’s emerald green hunting attire would have been perfect in this setting. --MAB 2015



Last Updated: 7/21/2021

Exhibition

This object was included in the following exhibitions:

Official Art Exhibition of the California Pacific International Exposition Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego , 2/12/1936 - 9/9/1936

Spanish Masters University of California, Los Angeles Art Galleries , 1/25/1960 - 5/1/1960

Modern Masters of Spanish Painting: Legacy of Spain, XXth Century San Diego Museum of Art , 1/2/1969 - 3/4/1969

Sanchez Coello , 10/14/1990 - 1/14/1991

La Cultura Cenida: Las joyas en la pintura velenciana , 12/19/2000 - 2/5/2001

El Alma de España/The Soul of Spain The Albuquerque Museum , 4/17/2005 - 7/31/2005

Art of Portraits The San Diego Museum of Art , 1/27/2016 - 00/00/00

Art and Empire: The Golden Age of Spain The San Diego Museum of Art , 5/18/2019 - 9/2/2019

By Her Hand: Artemisia Gentileschi and Women Artists in Italy, 1500-1800 , 9/30/2021 - 5/29/2022

Bibliography

This object has the following bibliographic references:

Julie Dunn, ed. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1993
Page Number: 137, Figure Number: 137

Julia Gethman Andrews (DUP). A Catalogue of European Paintings, 1300-1870 San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1947
Page Number: 74, 75, Figure Number: 75

The Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego Catalogue: San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1960
Page Number: 84

Juan Antonio Gaya Nuño. La Pintura Española fuera de España Espasa-Calpe, S. A.. Madrid, España, 1958
Page Number: 297, no. 2566

Alfonso Emilio Pérez-Sánchez. The Dictionary of Art Grove Dictionaries, Inc.. New York, New York, 1996
Page Number: 705

Illustrated Catalogue of the Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1936
Page Number: 31, no. 353

Illustrated Catalogue of the Official Art Exhibition of the San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 1936
Page Number: 44, Figure Number: 44

María Margarita Cuyás. Felipe II, Un Monarca y su Época: Sociedad Estatal para la Conmemoración de los Centenarios de Felipe IIy Carlos V. Madrid, España, 1998
Page Number: 543

Carlos V: Ediciones El Viso. Madrid, España, 2000
Page Number: 122, 123, Figure Number: 62

Carlos V: Ediciones El Viso. Madrid, España, 2000
Page Number: 227, no. 62

Mr. Steven Kern. San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art. San Diego, California, 2003
Page Number: 108, Figure Number: 108

Mr. Robert Douglas Smith. Heavy Metal: Legermuseum. Delft, The Netherlands, 2004
Page Number: 57, Figure Number: 57

Selma Holo. El Alma de España/The Soul of Spain The Albuquerque Museum. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2005
Page Number: 77-78, 94-95 note 14

Ms. Mari-Tere Alvarez. El Alma de España/The Soul of Spain The Albuquerque Museum. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2005
Page Number: 120, 121, Figure Number: 12

Ms. María Kusche. Retratos y Retratadores: Alonso Sánchez Coello Fundación de Apoyo a la Historia dell'Arte Hispánico. Madrid, España, 2003
Page Number: 330, 331, 511 note 901, Figure Number: 291

Ms. María Kusche. Retratos y Retratadores: Alonso Sánchez Coello Fundación de Apoyo a la Historia dell'Arte Hispánico. Madrid, España, 2003
Page Number: 562

Ms. María Kusche. Retratos y Retratadores: Alonso Sánchez Coello Fundación de Apoyo a la Historia dell'Arte Hispánico. Madrid, España, 2003
Page Number: 585 no. 291

Ms. María Kusche. Retratos y Retratadores: Alonso Sánchez Coello Fundación de Apoyo a la Historia dell'Arte Hispánico. Madrid, España, 2003
Page Number: 627

Ms. Stephanie Breuer-Hermann. Alonso Sánchez Coello, Museo del Prado. Madrid, España, 1990
Page Number: 144, Figure Number: 144

Ms. Stephanie Breuer-Hermann. Alonso Sánchez Coello, Museo del Prado. Madrid, España, 1990
Page Number: 28, Figure Number: 28

Michael W. Cole, Ph.D.. Sofonisba's Lesson Princeton University Press. Princeton and Oxford, 2019
Page Number: 201, Figure Number: 52

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