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Title St Agnes
Collection Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Artist Spanish School
Previously attributed to Ribera Blázquez, José (Spanish painter; 1875-1940)
Date Earliest probably about 1600
Date Latest probably about 1700
Description This is a work of modest quality depicting St Agnes half-length, in a portrait-like composition. She holds her emblematic lamb. A landscape background comprises cliffs and distant mountains.
Current Accession Number BATVG:P:1919.4
Subject religion (St Agnes, lamb); animal (lamb); landscape
Measurements 95.3 x 69 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mr Hinton Lewis Castle 1919.
Principal Exhibitions Bath Assembly Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 1948.
Publications Catalogue of Pictures: Exhibition of Pictures in the Possession of the Corporation of the City of Bath, Bath, 1948, p. 23 (as Josef Ribera); Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, p. 171 (as 'Ribera, wrongly attributed'); Sloman, S.,, Victoria Art Gallery: Concise Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings, Bath, 1991, p. 105 (as Spanish School, 17th Century?).
Notes Mr Castle was resident at Hill House, Upper Swainswick, Bath. The bequest included two further works.
Rights Owner Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Author Dr Susan Steer
 

 

 

 

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