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St. John the Baptist with the Scribes and Pharisees

Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban (painter)

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Title/s

St. John the Baptist with the Scribes and Pharisees

Maker/s

Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban (painter) [ULAN info: Spanish artist, 1617-1682]

Category

painting

Name

painting

School/Style

Spanish

Technique Description

oil on canvas

Dimensions

height: 261.2 cm
width: 178.8 cm

Date

circa 1655

Provenance

bought: Burdon, W.W. 1869 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

In the convent of San Leandro, Seville; bought from the convent by Nathan Wetherall (or Wetherell), an English merchant in Seville, in or about 1810; on sale with Wetherall's London agent, Bevington, where it was bought by Thomas Purvis, Q.C.; his sale, Christie's, 1 June 1849 (140), bt. John Anderson; acquired from or through W.W. Burdon, of Hartford House, Northumberland

Inscriptions/Marks


  1. Position: on the scroll, upper left
    Content: INTER NATOS MVLLIERVM / NON SVRREXIT MAIOR

  2. Position: the scroll above the winged lion
    Content: VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO / PARATE VIAM DOMINO

Documentation

  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 59]
  2. Earp, F.R. (1902) A Descriptive Catalogue of the Pictures in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 188]
    [comments: reproduced]
  3. Goodison, J.W. (1960) Catalogue of Paintings in the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, Vol. I, French, German and Spanish, Cambridge (Cambs.) [page: 214-215]
    [comments: pl. 110]
  4. Soria, Martin Murillo's Christ and St. John the Baptist, Chicago [page: 12-14]
    Source title: The Art Institute of Chicago Quarterly (1960)
    [comments: reproduced p. 14]

Accession Number

334 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 3048; Input Date: 2000-03-17 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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