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John the Baptist in the Wilderness

John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Artist: Francesco Albani (Italian, 1578 - 1660)

Date: ca. 1600
Medium: Oil on copper
Frame: 25 3/8 × 20 11/16 × 2 3/4 in. (64.5 × 52.5 × 7 cm)
Image: 19 3/8 × 14 13/16 in. (49.2 × 37.7 cm)
Frame (Sight Size): 18 11/16 × 14 in. (47.5 × 35.6 cm)
Frame (Interior Rebate Size): 19 13/16 × 15 1/16 in. (50.3 × 38.3 cm)
Credit Line: Bequest of John Ringling, 1936
Object number: SN115
On View: Art Museum Gallery 09
Possibly Cardinal Girolamo Boncompagni (1621–1684), Palazzo Archivescovo, Bologna. Probably acquired in Italy by François-Annibal d’Estrées (1572/73–1670), Rome and Paris; by inheritance in the d’Estrées family; by 1727, Louis, duc d’Orléans (1703–1752), Paris; Louis Philippe, duc d’Orléans (1725–1785), Paris; Louis Philippe Joseph, duc d’Orléans (1747–1793), Paris; sold in 1791 with the French and Italian paintings of the Orléans collection to vicomte Edouard de Walkiers, Brussels; sold in 1792 to Walkiers’s cousin, comte François Louis Joseph Laborde de Méreville (d. 1801), Paris and London; (consigned from 1792–98 to Jeremiah Harman, London); (sold to Michael Bryan [1757–1821], London, acting on behalf of the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, the 5th Earl of Carlisle, and Lord Gower); Francis Egerton, 3rd Duke of Bridgewater, Frederick Howard, 5th Earl of Carlisle, and George Granville Leveson-Gower, later 1st Duke of Sutherland, London; (sold Orléans sale, Mr. Bryan’s Gallery, Pall Mall, London, 26 December 1798, lot 22, for 200 guineas, to John Julius Angerstein). By 1851, Robert Stayner Holford (1808–1892), Dorchester House, London; Sir George Lindsay Holford (1860–1926), Westonbirt, Gloucestershire; (sold Holford sale, Christie’s, London, 15 July 1927, lot 39, as school of Annibale Carracci, for £39–18s, to Arthur U. Newton; New York); John Ringling (1866–1936), Sarasota, Florida; bequest in 1936 to the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida.
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Exhibition History:Annibale Carracci e i suoi Incisori Istituto nazionale per la grafica, Rome, 1986 England and the Seicento A loan exhibition of Bolognese paintings from British collections, 1973, in aid of the National Arts-Collection Fund L'ideale classico del seicento in Italia e la pittura di paessagio Palazzo d' Archiginnasio, Bologna, 1962 Discovering the Italian Baroque: The Denis Mahon Collection National Gallery, London, 1997
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