Caravaggio

St John the Baptist



Caravaggio - St John the Baptist

Literature

Vodret 36



Provenance

Commissioned by Ottavio Costa (1554-1639), Conscente and Rome
in 1639 bequeathed to his grandson, Filippo de Benedetto Costa (died 1683)
by descent to his brother, Pietro Francesco Costa (died 1723)
about 1705-10 awarded to the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem (Knights of Malta) as part of Ottavio Costa's patrimony
acquired on Malta (?) by James, 5th Baron Aston of Forfar (1723-51), Tixall, Staffordshire
by descent his daughter, Barbara (1744-86)
by descent to her son, Sir Thomas Hugh Clifford (1762-1829)
by descent to his son, Sir Thomas Aston Clifford Constable (1806-70)
by descent to his sister, Mary Barbara Constable (died 1876)
by descent to Brigadier Raleigh Charles Joseph Chichester Constable, Yorkshire
purchased on 15 January 1951 by Agnew's and Edward Speelman & Sons, London
acquired by the Nelson Trust, in 1962, for the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
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Other works by Caravaggio


Caravaggio The Lute Player
The Lute Player
c. 1595

Caravaggio The Sacrifice of Isaac
The Sacrifice of Isaac
1603

Caravaggio Madonna and Child with St Anne - Madonna dei Palafrenieri
Madonna and Child with St Anne - Madonna dei Palafrenieri
1605-06

Caravaggio The Penitent Magdalene
The Penitent Magdalene
c. 1598

Caravaggio
St John the Baptist
1602
170.6 x 130 cm
Oil on canvas
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City