John Proctor Anderdon


Four Angels

Four Angels by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (Spanish, 1617–1682). Oil on canvas: 18 1/4 x 24 1/8 inches (46.4 x 61.3 cm).

Part of the collection of Italian, Spanish, French, Flemish, and Dutch pictures owned by John Proctor Anderson and sold on 15 May 1847 by Christie & Manson.

For a description of the painting and an image of it see Robert Simon Fine Art, accessed 26 Sept., 2017.

You can also see the picture here.

Thanks to Allyson Take for help with compiling this entry.



According to the Robert Simon Fine Art website, provenance is as follows: J. H. Anderdon, Farley Hall, Berks, 1843; John Proctor Anderdon, 1847; Alexander S. Anderdon Weston, great-nephew of the above; Mrs. Isabelle Frances Weston; her estate sale, Christie's, London, October 21, 1949, lot 44 with Sabin, London; Sale, Parke-Bernet, New York, March 13, 1957, lot 30; Private Collection, New York; Private Collection, Madrid.
The painting was shown in an exhibition at the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History, El Alma de España; The Soul of Spain, April 17-July 31, 2005.
See Robert Simon Fine Art, accessed 26 Sept., 2017.

Further Information

Current Location
Dispersal Date
15th May 1847
Current Owner
Private Collection, Madrid
Auction House
Christie and Mason (Christie’s)
Auction Catalogue?
Catalogue Title

The Celebrated and Very Important Collection of Italian, Spanish, French, Flemish, and Dutch Pictures, of John Proctor Anderdon, Esq., F.R.S. (1847)