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Attributed to Bartolomé Esteban Murillo: 'Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness'

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The saint is shown in the wilderness and dressed in camel hair, in reference to Matthew 3: 1-4, and Mark 1: 4-6.

The painting achieved some fame in the 18th century, when it was thought to be by Murillo, although it is possible that there is studio intervention. It was owned from 1787-89 by the artist Gainsborough.

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