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Saint John the Baptist

early 1890s

Antonio Mancini, Italian, 1852–1930


Dimensions

200 x 80.5 cm (78 3/4 x 31 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

20.850

Medium or Technique

Oil on canvas

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Paintings

Provenance

Until 1920, Mary Smyth (Mrs. Charles) Hunter (b. 1856 - d. 1933), London and Hill House, Epping, England [see note 1]; 1920, sold by Mrs. Hunter to the MFA for £2000 ($8200). (Accession Date: August 5, 1920) NOTES: [1] Mrs. Hunter almost certainly acquired the painting directly from the artist. She and her husband patronized him, and Mancini stayed with them during a visit to London in 1908. See Michele Biancale, Antonio Mancini: La Vita (Rome, n.d.), 122-125.

Credit Line

Tompkins Collection—Arthur Gordon Tompkins Fund