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Lot 47

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck,  Flemish 1599-1641-  The Infant Christ and St John the Baptist...

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Lot 47

Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck, 
Flemish 1599-1641- 
The Infant Christ and St John the Baptist...

Price Realised: Unsold Lot

Estimate: £1,800 - £2,200

Price realised is hammer price plus fees (30% Buyers Premium inclusive of VAT).

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Lot 47


Follower of Sir Anthony van Dyck, 
Flemish 1599-1641- 

The Infant Christ and St John the Baptist in a landscape; 

oil on canvas, 98.6 x 82.4 cm., (unframed). 

Private Collection, UK. 

The present work is likely a copy after an unidentified or lost painting by a Northern European hand, and is reminiscent of the treatment of the subject by van Dyck (see Royal Collection Trust RCIN 405630). The subject of the infant Christ and St John the Baptist was a popular one in Italy and the Low Countries throughout the Renaissance, and derives from apocryphal texts dealing with the early life of Christ. It depicts the infant John the Baptist greeting his cousin Jesus upon his return from exile in Egypt. Here, John has a small cross made from reeds in the wilderness and a scroll. The relationship between the two figures is a premonition of the Baptism of Christ, as related in Matthew's Gospel (3: 13-17), when John refuses baptism, saying 'I have need to be baptized of thee' and Christ has to overcome his reluctance. The subject was also famously treated by Peter Paul Rubens and Frans Snyders (see Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna GG_680) and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (see Prado, Madrid P000964). 

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