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Landscape with Christ and St. John the Baptist: 3124

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Landscape with Christ and St. John the Baptist


Rosa, Salvator (Draughtsman)


History note: J. Richardson Sr. (Lugt 2184); John Barnard (d. 1784) (Lugt 1419); Benjamin West (Lugt 419), his sale, Christie's, 10 June 1820, lot 60; (*)bt. G.T. Clough

Measurements and weight

Height: 130 mm
Width: 187 mm

Relative size of this object

18.7 m13 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1913) by Clough, G.T.


This is a study for 'The Baptism in the Wilderness' in the Glasgow Art Gallery (no. 2969)

School or Style

Italian Neapolitan School

Materials used in production

Grey wash

Components of the work

Support: composed of paper

Techniques used in production

Drawing : Pen and sepia with grey wash, on paper

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Salvator Rosa (in Richardson's hand)
  • Location: Mount

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Identification numbers

Accession number: 3124
Primary reference Number: 7817
Lugt: 2184
Lugt: 1419
Lugt: 419
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Friday 16 July 2021 Last processed: Friday 16 July 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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