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Follower of Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio
SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST WITH A RAM
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 EUR
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50
Follower of Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio
SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST WITH A RAM
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 40,000 EUR
JUMP TO LOT

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Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Follower of Michelangelo Merisi called Caravaggio
SAINT JOHN THE BAPTIST WITH A RAM
Oil on canvas, in a carved and giltwood frame
135,6 x 100,5 cm; 53 1/3  by 39 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Anonymous sale, Paris, Thierry de Maigret, 7 December 2012, lot 42.

Catalogue Note

An old number is inscribed on the reverse of the canvas: 1325.C.

This composition repeats the famous composition by Caravaggio at the Musei Capitolini in Rome (129 x 95 cm, inv. no. PC 239). The earliest records of a 'A painting of Saint John the Baptist with his Lamb by the hand of Caravaggio together with its gilt frame decorated with arabesques' is from the testament of Giovanni Battista Mattei, made in Rome on December 4, 1616 (see S. Guarino, in exhibition catalogue Paris, Musée Jacquemart-André, Caravage à Rome. Amis et Ennemis, 2018, pp. 118-119, under cat. no. 11). 

Tableaux, Sculptures et Dessins Anciens et du XIXe siècle

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Paris