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Saint John the Baptist as a Child
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban
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Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban

Sevilla, 1617 - Sevilla, 1682

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Saint John the Baptist as a Child

XVII century. Black chalk on yellow laid paper

The young saint sits on the ground, embracing a lamb and holding the cane cross in his left hand. This work is directly related to the painting that belonged to the Duke of Westminster. Mayer (1926) considered it a preparatory work for that one. Nonetheless, it may conceivably have been derived from that canvas by one of the artist’s innumerable later imitators, as its graphic style differs considerably from that of other confirmed drawings with analogous technique (Text from Pérez Sánchez, A.E.: Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, 1972, 106).

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Inventory number
D000154
Author
Murillo, Bartolomé Esteban
Title
Saint John the Baptist as a Child
Date
XVII century
Technique
Black chalk
Support
Yellow laid paper
Dimension
Height: 179 mm.; Width: 209 mm.
Provenance
Royal Collection

Bibliography +

Mayer, August L., The painting by Murillo, The Burlington magazine, 48, 1926, pp. 251.

Sánchez Cantón, F. J., Dibujos Españoles (T.V). Siglo XVII, Hauser y Menet, Madrid, 1930, pp. 417.

Mayer, August L., Anotaciones a obras murillescas, Boletín de la Sociedad Española de Excursiones, 1934, pp. 16.

Pérez Sánchez, Alfonso E., Catálogo de Dibujos. Vol.I. Dibujos españoles siglos XV-XVII, Madrid, 1972, pp. 106.

Brown, Jonathan, Murillo. Virtuoso draftsman, Yale University Press, 2012, pp. 279.

Valdivieso, Enrique., La Escuela de Murillo: Aportaciones al conocimiento de sus discípulos y seguidores., Editorial Universidad de Sevilla: Ayuntamiento de Sevilla, Sevilla, 2018, pp. 399.

Other inventories +

Inv. Dibujos, Fondo Antiguo. Núm. 87.

Inv. General, Sección 3ª. Dibujos, grabados, acuarelas y miniaturas, 1879. Núm. 150.
150. San Juan con el Cordero. A. B. E. Murillo. alto 0,20 ancho 0,22. marco negro y cristal.

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Update date: 30-04-2019 | Registry created on 28-04-2015

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