After Jacques Etienne Pannier (1802-1869), French
A SELF PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST (VELAZQUEZ), AT ABOUT 35 YEARS OF AGE, BUST LENGTH, CIRCA 1635 (AFTER A “POSTHUMOUS PORTRAIT OF VELAZQUEZ”)
Oil on canvas; stamped “Velasquez” in black ink to the top stretcher.
16.75 x 13.75 in — 42.5 x 34.9 cm
An old biography verso states this work was “Painted during the artist’s second period, after the first visit to Italy, c. 1635. This is believed to be one of the earliest self portraits of the six known in existence done in a firm and powerful manner”.
However, this lot is similar to Jacques Etienne Pannier’s etching entitled “Posthumous portrait of Velazquez” of 1848 in the Prado
Galeria de San Telmo, Sevilla (1885), Inventory Nr. 1012;
Ex. Collection P. Jackson Higgs, New York;
Dr. Frank Miller, art collector;
From whom purchased by a Private Collection, Montreal in 1958;
His Estate Collection, Montreal