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The Infant Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness
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The Infant Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness Dated 1664
Dated 1664, this picture is described by the biographer of Bolognese artists, Carlo Cesare Malvasia, as having been painted for an unnamed Florentine ‘Cavaliere’ the year before Elisabetta’s death. The work was acquired for the Edinburgh Royal Institution from the Gerini collection in Florence in 1831.

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  • Acc. No. NG 79
  • Medium Oil on canvas
  • Size 75.50 x 62.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased by the RI 1831; transferred 1859