Holy Family with St John the Baptist
18 Oct 1527 - 06 Sep 1585
The Holy Family with Joseph and the Infant St John by candlelight
The Holy Family and the Infant Saint John the Baptist by candlelight
oil on canvas
118.2 x 108.0 cm stretcher; 139.5 x 128.5 x 5.0 cm frame
Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Gift of Mrs Dorothy Spry in memory of Charles Eckersley Forrest 1992
Shown in 2 exhibitions
European Old Masters 16th-19th Century from the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, 28 Sep 2017–03 Dec 2017
II Mostra Antiquariato a Napoli, Castel Sant'Elmo, Naples, Unknown–Unknown
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Private Collection, Massachusetts/United States of America, sold Christie's New York, 15 January 1988 'Important paintings by old masters, lot no. 43, 'The Holy Family and the Infant Saint John the Baptist by candlelight'. Letter sent 8 April 2003 by Christie's London on behalf of the AGNSW to the wife of the USA private collector. No response from vendor.
Robert Jones Fine Art Ltd, London, London/England, dates unknown
Dorothy Spry, Sydney/New South Wales/Australia, Gift of Mrs Dorothy Spry 1992
Referenced in 3 publications
Edmund Capon, Great philanthropists on trial : the art of the bequest, 'The James Fairfax collection', Melbourne, 2006, pp 126–35: p 135.
Important paintings by old masters, New York, 15 Jan 1988, p 46, no 43, col illus p 46.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Annual Report 1992 [for the year ended 30 June 1992], Sydney, 1992, p 67.