Vision of Thomas Aquinas

Vision of Thomas Aquinas

C. 1695
Artist
Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos, Colombian, 5/9/1638-8/6/1711
Born: Bogota, Colombia
Work Locations: Bogota, Colombia
Attributed to
Country
Colombia
painting
Oil on wood panel
Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family
1990.361

Attributed to Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos, Colombia, Vision of Thomas Aquinas, c. 1695
Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family, 1990.361
Photograph courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
frame height: 28 5/8 in, 72.7075 cm; frame width: 22 3/4 in, 57.785 cm; frame depth: 3 5/8 in, 9.2075 cm; height: 20.75 in, 52.7050 cm; width: 14.5 in, 36.8300 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Latin American Art
Collection
Latin American Art

This is a finely painted oil on panel depicting the vision of Saint Thomas Aquinas. It is attributed to Gregorio Vásquez de Arce y Ceballos (Colombian, 1638-1711), the most important painter of Spanish colonial-era Colombia. The painting is based on a print of 1689-91 by Benoit Thiboust (French), after the painting in Rome by Giacinto Calandrucci (Italian). It was common practice for Spanish Colonial painters to reference European engravings brought to the New World for iconographic sources (for additional information see www.colonialart.org). The painting dates to the 1690s and is among the finest works by this painter outside of Colombia.
-- Michael A. Brown and Julie Wilson Frick, 2013

Known Provenance
Gifted 26 December 1990 to the Denver Art Museum by the Stapleton Foundation of Latin American Colonial Art, made possible by the Renchard Family. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail provenance@denverartmuseum.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.