Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The Return of the Prodigal Son

Literature
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 316

Gary Tinterow and Genevičve Lacambre, Manet/Velazquez, New York, New Haven, 2003, fig. 14.43


Provenance
Commissioned for the Hospital de la Caridad (Hospital of Charity), Seville
removed by government decree to Alcázar, Seville, 1810, from whence it was taken to Paris in 1812 by Marshal Nicolas Jean de Dieu Soult, Duke of Dalmatia (1769-1851)
sold 1835 to George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1786-1861), 2nd duke of Sutherland, Cleveland House, London
by descent through the dukes of Sutherland to George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower (1888-1963), 5th duke of Sutherland
sold 7 January 1948 to Thomas Agnew & Sons, Ltd, London
sold 30 December 1948 to the Avalon Foundation, New York
gift 1948 to NGA


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Other works by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The Prodigal Son among the Swine
The Prodigal Son among the Swine
c. 1665

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The Vision of Saint Bernard
The Vision of Saint Bernard
1650-70

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - Nicolás Omazur
Nicolás Omazur

Bartolomé Estéban Murillo - Rest on the Flight into Egypt
Rest on the Flight into Egypt

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
The Return of the Prodigal Son
1670/74
236.6 x 261 cm
Oil on canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Gift of the Avalon Foundation