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Artist Greco, 1541?-1614.
Title El Soplón (Boy Lighting a Candle).
Date c. 1570-1575.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a painting.
Dimensions/Medium 24 x 20 in.
61 x 51.8 cm.

Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Greco, El 828b    DIGITIZED
Provenance Private collection, Germany;
Dr. A.C. von Frey, Paris and Vienna;
G. Caspari, Munich;
Agnew and Sons, dealers, New York;
Marie Sterner Gallery, New York;
Mrs. Charles Shipman Payson, New York;
Virginia Kraft Payson, by descent;
Sale, Christie's, New York, Important Old Master Paintings including Property from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker, April 19, 2007, lot 61 ($540,000).
Current repository unlocated.
Sourced updates Title and attribution: El Soplón (Boy Lighting a Candle), by El Greco. Dimensions: 24 x 20 in. (61 x 51.8 cm.).
Title history Alternatively titled Boy Blowing on Embers; alternatively titled Boy Lighting a Candle; alternatively titled The Charcoal Burner.
Images Photograph, Ira W. Martin 10935 Frick Art Reference Library, New York (FARL) negative (whole).
Photograph, Archivo Guidiol, Barcelona 3009 Archivo Guidiol, Barcelona (detail, face).
Photograph, Archivo Guidiol, Barcelona 3010 Archivo Guidiol, Barcelona (whole).
Digital image, 10935_POST.tif negative.
Digital image, 4107100221208_0001.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0002.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0003.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0004.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0005.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0006.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0007.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0008.jp2
Digital image, 4107100221208_0009.jp2
Inscriptions/Markings Signed in Greek capitals over the right shoulder.
Sources Information from Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive.
Wethey, Harold E. El Greco and His School. Princeton, 1962, v.2, p.78 (121).
Sale, Christie's, New York. Important Old Master Paintings including Property from the Collection of Jacques Goudstikker. April 19, 2007, lot 61.
LC subject Greco, 1541?-1614.
Art, Spanish.
Other subject Figures other than portraits: Children.
Form Spanish School.
Paintings (visual works)
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Greco, El, 1541-1614.
Other title Boy Blowing on Embers
Boy Lighting a Candle
The Charcoal Burner
Fund Record created with funding from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Record created with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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