Felipe Gómez de Valencia

Angels and Putti in the Clouds

c. 1670-1680
Since most of his oeuvre is lost, little is known about the painter Felipe Gómez de Valencia, other than that he worked in Granada in a style derived from Alonso Cano. The drawing is signed " P. Gz " (the P being from Phillipus, the Latinized spelling of his name) and inscribed " Para Simon del Nancy " (for Simon del Nancy). This dedication suggests the drawing was given as a gift to a friend or patron, but as yet del Nancy has not been identified.
Title
Angels and Putti in the Clouds
Date
c. 1670-1680
Medium
Drawing
Materials
pen and brown ink on laid paper, laid down on laid paper
Dimensions
20.1 x 19.5 cm
Nationality
Spanish
Credit line
Purchased 1974
Accession number
17687