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St. John the Baptist with the Scribes and Pharisees: 334

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Titles

St. John the Baptist with the Scribes and Pharisees

Maker(s)

Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban (Painter)

Notes

History note: 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; sold Christie's, 9 June 1827 (107), Gs. 195; 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

Measurements and weight

Height: 261.2 cm
Width: 178.8 cm

Relative size of this object

1.8 m2.6 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1869) by Burdon, W.W.

Dating

Production date: circa AD/CE 1655

School or Style

Spanish

People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Oil paint

Components of the work

Support: composed of canvas

Techniques used in production

Painting (image-making) : Oil on canvas

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: INTER NATOS MVLLIERVM / NON SVRREXIT MAIOR
  • Location: On the scroll, upper left
  • Text: VOX CLAMANTIS IN DESERTO / PARATE VIAM DOMINO
  • Location: The scroll above the winged lion

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 334
Primary reference Number: 3048
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 5 August 2020 Last processed: Sunday 28 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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