Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness Artist: Guercino (Giovanni Francesco Barbieri) (Italian, Bologna, 1591–1666)


European Art

On view, 2nd floor, European Art

Oil on canvas


unframed: 69 15/16 × 91 1/4 in. (177.7 × 231.8 cm)

Credit Line

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr., Class of 1913, Fund

Accession Number



17th century


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The artist’s collection, Casa Gennari, Bologna
By inheritance to his nephew, Benedetto Gennari, Bologna, and by descent until after 1719
John Cust, 2nd Baron Brownlow, sold Christie’s London, 17 April 1812, lot 15
Barons Farnham, County Cavan, Ireland
By descent to Barry Maxwell, 12th Baron Farnham, sold Christie’s, London, 26 November 1971, lot 34 [bought by Hugh Leggatt]
Private Collection, England, from 1972
David B. and Edward C. Goodstein, Los Angeles, by 1980 until after 1983
Anonymous sale, Sotheby’s, London, 27 February 1987, lot 3
Richard L. Feigen, New York
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