José de Almeida

In the wake of the recent interest for the Spanish baroque sculpture in the international market, it is worth to have a close look at the exceptional Saint Joseph with Jesus Child, by José de Almeida (1708-1770), one of only handful of names of 18th century Portuguese sculptors that are well known and documented.

Created for the funerary chapel of the Machado family at the Xabregas Convent in Lisbon, has been in the last few years with the descendants of the Conde da Figueira at the Palacio de Santo Andre.

It will be for sale on November 14th, in Lisbon, at Palacio do Correio-Velho, with a conservative estimate of EUR30,000-60,000.

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