The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist, Barent Fabritius
Barent Fabritius
The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist
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Barent Fabritius

The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist, ca. 1660 – 1669


Dimensions
64.8 x 76.2 cm
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Inventory Number
90
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest
Status
On display, 2nd upper level, Old Masters

Work Data

Basic Information

Title
The Birth and Naming of St John the Baptist
Painter
Period Produced
School
Object Type
Physical Description
Oil on canvas
Material
Technique
Label at the Time of Manufacture
Bezeichnet am Fuß der Wiege (zweifelhaft): Bernhart Fabritius 166[.]

Property and Acquisition

Institution
Administration
Collection
Creditline
Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum, Frankfurt am Main, Foto: U. Edelmann
Acquisition
Acquired in 1816 with the founder’s bequest

Work Content

Motifs and References

Genre
Main Motif
Persons Shown
Associated Persons and Institutions
Illustrated Passage
  • Bibel, Neues Testament, Lukas 1,57-63
  • Die Legenda aurea des Jacobus de Voragine, übersetzt von Richard Benz, Heidelberg 1984, S. 411-413

Iconclass

Primary
  • 73A14 birth of John the Baptist, sometimes Mary present
  • 73A141 naming of John the Baptist; Zacharias writing John's name
Secondary
  • 42A22 visiting the new mother, lying-in visit
  • 41A7612 bed with tester
  • 42A411 cradle, crib

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03.11.2020