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 Cajés, Eugenio (Spanish painter, 1575-1634) , St Julian, Bishop of Cuenca

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Title St Julian, Bishop of Cuenca
Original Translation Saint Ildefonse, Evêque de Tolède
Collection Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums): Pollok House
Artist Cajés, Eugenio (Spanish painter, 1575-1634)
Date Earliest probably about 1600
Date Latest 1634
Description St Julian (1128-1208), here portrayed in a black robe and white surplice, seated at a red velvet covered table intertwining wicker canes as making a basket, was Bishop of Cuenca. He earned money for the poor by basket-weaving and is thus the patron saint of the basket-weavers. Christ appeared in the guise of a beggar to thank Julian for his charity. This may be the scene indicated by the tiny figures in the background. On the left is a view of Cuenca in a deep valley spanned by a high bridge, the Puente of San Pablo.
Current Accession Number PC.98
Subject figure; religion (St Julian, Bishop of Cuenca)
Measurements 164.5 x 118 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Given by Mrs Anne Maxwell Macdonald 1967.
Provenance Count of Torrepilares; bought by Baron Taylor, 1836; King Louis-Phillippe, Galerie Espagnole, Louvre, Paris, 1838-48; Louis-Philippe sale, Christie's, London, 1853, no. 94, bought by Stirling, £7 10s; Sir William Stirling Maxwell; by descent to his son Sir John Stirling Maxwell; by descent to his daughter Mrs Anne Maxwell Macdonald.
Principal Exhibitions Spanish Old Masters Grafton Galleries, London, 1913-14, cat. no. 193; National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1922; 17th Century Art in Europe, Royal Academy, London, 1938, cat. no. 227; Exhibition of Spanish Paintings from El Greco to Goya, National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, 1951, cat. no. 3; Flesh and Spirit: Velazquez and Painters in 17th Century Madrid, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle, 1996.
Publications Notice de la Galerie espagnole, Louvre, 1838 (4th edn), no. 56, as San Ildefonso, by Caxes; Caw, J. L., Catalogue of Pictures at Pollok House, Glasgow 1936, p. 7, no. 8, as Caxés; Gaya Nuño, J. A., La pintura española fuera de España, Madrid, 1958, no. 596, p. 134; The Stirling Maxwell Collection Pollok House, Corporation of Glasgow: Museum and Art Galleries Department, c.1967, p. 52, no. 98, as Caxes; Angulo Iñiguez, D. and A. E. Perez Sanchez, Pintura madrileña del primer tercio del siglo XVII, Madrid, 1969, p. 249, no. 180; Baticle, J. and C. Marinas, La Galerie espagnole de Louis-Philippe au Louvre: 1838-1848, Paris, 1981, pp. 59-60, no. 56, as St Julian, by Cajes.
Rights Owner Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums)
Author Dr Heiner Krellig




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