Baltasar de Echave Orio - Don Diego Caballero, 17th century

Copy after Baltasar de Echave Orio (about 1558 - about 1620, Mexico City)

Don Diego Caballero, 17th century

Oil on canvas, 103 x 79 cm (40 9/16 x 31 1/8 in.) panel


Object details

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Presumably in the collection of the convent of Santa Ines, Mexico City.
Purchased by Isabella Stewart Gardner (with a pendant portrait, museum no. P33e13) from the auction house Leonard & Co., Boston for $13 on 12 January 1871, lot 114. (as by Miguel Cabrera)


Inscribed in oil (bottom): Elinclyto Senor Diego Caballero / Insigne Fundador de esse Religiosissimo Monasserio de N.M.Santa Ines. / Requiescat in Pace. / Amen.

Dimension Notes

Frame: 111.8 x 87 cm (44 x 34 1/4 in.)


Leonard & Co. Catalogue of Rare Original Paintings, Collected in 1861, From the Convents and Churches of Mexico, Suppressed by the Government (Boston, 12 January 1871), p. 12, lot 114. (as by Miguel Cabrera)
Michael A. Brown. "Spanish Presence in a Fledgling Republic: Portraiture in Hispanic America and the United States" in Donna Pierce (ed.). New England/New Spain: Portraiture in the Colonial Americas, 1492-1850 (Denver, 2016), pp. 208-210, 223, fig. 3. (as possibly Baltasar Echave Orio, early 17th century)
Nelly Sigaut. "Los primeros pintores hispanos en México" in Luis Javier Cuesta Hernández (ed.). Trazos en la historia. Arte Español en México (Madrid: Ediciones El Viso, 2017), pp. 59-60, fig. 13. (as copy of Baltasar de Echave Orio, 18th century; accession number incorrectly listed as P33e10)
Michael A. Brown. "Beyond the Peninsula, Beyond Painting: Spain's Global Golden Age" in Michael A. Brown (ed.). Art & Empire: The Golden Age of Spain. Exh. cat. (San Diego: San Diego Museum of Art, 2019), pp. 56-57, fig. 39. (as copy after Baltasar de Echave Orio, 17th century)

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