Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

The Sleeping Christ Child



Bartolomé Esteban Murillo - The Sleeping Christ Child

Provenance

Infante don Luis Antonio Jaime de Borbón y Farnesio (1727–85), palace of Boadilla del Monte, by 1776, recorded in the inventories of 1776 and 1780
thence by descent to his daughter, María Luisa de Borbón y Vallabriga, Duquesa de San Fernando (1783–1846), recorded in the inventory of 1793
by whom sold to Don José de Salamanca y Mayol, Marqués de Salamanca and 1st Conde de Llanos (1811–83), by whom given in 1845 to
Anne, née Clarke-Jervoise, wife of John Abel Smith, MP (1799–1858), Dale Park, Sussex
thence by family descent to Lt. Col. Osbert Walter Dudley Smith (1898–1973), Levant Lodge, Earls Croome, Worcestershire
thence by family descent to the present owners
sale (the property of a family) Sotheby's, London, 5 December 2018, nr. 22

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Bartolomé Esteban Murillo The Immaculate Conception
The Immaculate Conception

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo Saint Roderick
Saint Roderick
c. 1646-55

Bartolome Esteban Murillo The penitent St Peter kneeling before Christ at the Column
The penitent St Peter kneeling before Christ at the Column
c. 1670

Bartolome Esteban Murillo Christ on the Mount of Olives
Christ on the Mount of Olives
ca. 1670

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo
The Sleeping Christ Child
46.7 x 61.5 cm
Oil on canvas
Sale Sotheby's, London, 5 December 2018