Artist school of Alonso Cano, Spanish, 1601-1667
  • Souls in Purgatory
Date between late 17th and early 18th century
Medium pen and brush and black ink and gray wash on cream-yellow paper
Dimensions Sheet: 6 3/4 × 5 inches (17.1 × 12.7 cm)
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. James E. Scripps
Accession Number 09.1SDR47
Department Prints, Drawings & Photographs
Not On View
Marks Stamp, in blue, lower left edge: [unidentified collector]
Stamp, in purple, verso, lower right: Peoli (Lugt 2020)
Inscriptions Inscribed, in pen and brown ink, verso, across upper galf: Cano (Alonso ou Alexis) né a Gren[a?] [cut off] | le 19 Mars 1601 mort le 9 Octobr[e?] | 1667. Elève de Pacheco Francisco à Seville, de Juan del Castillo [e?] [cut off] | d'Herrera | Dessin acheté 10,40 a Séville en | 1858 le 10 Décembre. | h = 0"', 165 L = 0"', 136 | C. Gasc [calligraphic swirls added beneath name]
Inscribed, in pencil, lower right: Cano, Alonso souls in | Purgatory
Inscribed, in pencil, lower center, 278.
Inscribed, in pencil, lower left: no 47
unidentified collector.
Charles Gasc (Paris, France);
January 17, 1865, possibly in Gasc sale (Paris, France);
J.J. Peoli (New York, New York, USA);
May 8, 1894, sold by (American Art Association, New York, New York, USA) no. 132 (as by Alonso Cano).
James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
Mrs. James E. Scripps (Detroit, Michigan, USA);
1909-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)