Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Manuel Alegre, after Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, 1790
Graphite and brown ink on paper
9 7/8 × 7 3/8 in. (25 × 18.8 cm)
Fundación Fondo de Cultura de Sevilla (Focus), Seville; Legado Alfonso E. Pérez Sánchez
This drawing is closely related to the 1790 engraving after Murillo’s self-portrait by Manuel Alegre. Executed in graphite and brown ink, it is the same size as the print and is likely a proof made by Alegre to see how the image and text worked together before he printed the full image with the additional texts.