Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

chalk on paper depicting man with mustache and long hair, seated in profile

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.