Spanish (probably School of Seville). <em>Head of Saint Paul</em>, 1660-1700. Oil on canvas, 23 1/8 × 17 1/4 in. (58.7 × 43.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Francis Gottsberger in memory of his wife, Eliza, 06.335.4 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 06.335.4_framed_bw.jpg)

Head of Saint Paul


Medium: Oil on canvas

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Dimensions: 23 1/8 × 17 1/4 in. (58.7 × 43.8 cm) frame: 35 × 29 × 3 1/2 in. (88.9 × 73.7 × 8.9 cm)


Accession Number: 06.335.4

Image: 06.335.4_framed_bw.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Spanish oil painting of Saint Paul; possibly painted by a student of Juan de Valdés Leal (Spanish, 1622-1690). The faces and hands are awkward and doughy, and the painter does not capture emotion as successfully and sensitively as Leal and other painters of the Spanish Baroque. A 1963 conservation report states the following: “Painting is in bad state – old lining is very dirty and brittle. To be exhibited should be re-lined, cleaned, etc. Cleavage exists, discolored varnish, old abrasion, etc. Cannot be keyed out as support would break.”

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