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The Infant St. John the Baptist

Bartolomé Estebán Murillo (Spanish, Seville 1617–1682 Seville)

Date:
1618–82
Medium:
Pen and brown ink with brush and gray wash over black chalk underdrawing. Composition outlined with black chalk inner line and brush and gray wash outer line. Framing lines ruled in, in pen and gray-brown ink, possibly by the artist himself
Dimensions:
4-3/8 x 5-5/8 in. (11.1 x 14.3 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1963
Accession Number:
63.5
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed in pen and brown ink in lower left corner of recto, "Murillo f.t'".

  • Provenance

    John, Lord Northwick (British, 1769–1859); Sotheby's, London, November 1–4, 1920, lot 321 (£15 to Sabin); Frank T. Sabin (London); John Elliott Huxtable (British, London); John Pape (South Africa and London)(sold in London in 1962)(relative of John Elliott Huxtable); Miss. Winfield (British, London)(see vendor's bill and letter of December 16, 1964, in Drawings Department Archives); P. & D. Colnaghi & Co

  • References

    Carmen C. Bambach "Recently Acquired Spanish Baroque Drawings at The Metropolitan Museum of Art." Master Drawings. vol. 37, no. 4, 1999, p. 415 (n. 16).

    Jonathan Brown Murillo Virtuoso Draftsman. Yale University Press, New Haven and London in association with Centro de Estudios Europa Hispánica, 2012, cat. no. 63, fig. no. 63, p. 175, ill.



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