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.

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

Provenance

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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