Christ Healing the Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo

Subject taken from St John V, 2-8; one of eight paintings commissioned from Murillo for the Hospital de San Jorge, Seville, illustrating works of mercy.


Oil on canvas
237 x 261 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Executors of W. Graham Robertson through The Art Fund

Purchased for £8,000 given to the Art Fund by the Executors of the late Graham Robertson and presented to the National Gallery.


Hospital de San Jorge, Seville; removed by Marshal Soult and taken to Paris by 1812; Colonel George Tomline of Orwell Park, 1846; by descent to George Pretyman; Christie's, 1933; private collector, 1933; Agnew's, 1949.

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