infant st john the baptist in the wilderness with lamb 18thc oil portrait painting after bartolome esteban murillo

Infant St. John The Baptist In The Wilderness With Lamb 18thc Oil Portrait Painting After Bartolome Esteban Murillo


Price

£1,450
| $1,931 USD | €1,643 EUR


Item Ref

CLC/041

Description

I am pleased to offer for sale this lovely warm and charming oil painting on canvas which has been fully restored at great expense, and dates from the 18th century being of European School
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SYMBOLISM IN ART
A lamb is the common attribute of Saint John the Baptist
Infant Saint John the Baptist as a child is represented with a lamb which later symbolised his recognition of Jesus as the Son of God.
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When John baptised Jesus in the River Jordan he said ‘Behold, the Lamb of God’ (John 1: 36).
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ABOUT ARTIST MURILLO
After Murillo’s 16th century original oil painting “ Titled The Infant Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness “.An 18th Century depiction.
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Born in Seville in 1617, Murillo spent his entire career in the city, apart from at least one brief sojourn to the court of Madrid.
He trained with Juan del Castillo, a prominent local painter, and went on to become an artist of considerable talent.
When Seville was ravaged by a plague and famine in 1649–1651, many of the established painters including Zurbarán left the city.
Murillo, however, stood his ground and continued to build his success with private patrons and collectors in Seville. By the 1660s, he was at the height of his career.
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ABOUT [ The Infant Holds Sheep Shears ]
Sheep shearing is the process by which the woollen fleece of a sheep is cut off. The person who removes the sheep's wool is called a shearer. Typically each adult sheep is shorn once each year (a sheep may be said to have been "shorn" or "sheared", depending upon dialect.
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Sheep are shorn in all seasons, depending on the climate, management requirements and the availability of a woolclasser and shearers. Ewes are normally shorn prior to lambing in the warmer months, but consideration is typically made as to the welfare of the lambs by not shearing during cold climate winters. However, in high country regions, pre lamb shearing encourages ewes to seek shelter among the hillsides so that newborn lambs aren't completely exposed to the elements. Shorn sheep tolerate frosts well, but young sheep especially will suffer in cold, wet windy weather (even in cold climate summers). In this event they are shedded for several nights until the weather clears. Some sheep may also be shorn with stud combs commonly known as cover combs which leave more wool on the animal in colder months, giving greater protection.
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CONDITION
Excellent order after careful and extensive professional past refurbishment throughout, which included a clean, quality reline and replacement stretches / wedges with ties.
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FRAMED MEASUREMENTS
Height 30 Inches ( 76.5 cm )
Width. 25 Inches ( 63.5 cm )
Depth 1.5 Inches ( 4 cm )
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FRAME
A later swept gilt wooden frame with decorative trim and slip.
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DELIVERY
UK Mainland Next Day By Postal Courier Tracked & Recorded £50
Worldwide Supply: USA £140 / Europe £70 & ASIA £150
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TELEPHONE ENQUIRIES: 07547 617528
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Quote Stock Ref: CLC/041
Payments Accepted By Bank Transfer & Debit / Credit Cards
PAY-PAL Or CHEQUES Drawn From Uk Accounts
Internal Ref: CLC/041


Dimensions

Height = 76.5 cm (30")
Width = 63.5 cm (25")
Depth = 4 cm (2")


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