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Title St Agnes
Collection Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Artist Spanish School
Previously attributed to Ribera Blázquez, José (Spanish painter; 1875-1940)
Date Earliest probably about 1600
Date Latest probably about 1700
Description This is a work of modest quality depicting St Agnes half-length, in a portrait-like composition. She holds her emblematic lamb. A landscape background comprises cliffs and distant mountains.
Current Accession Number BATVG:P:1919.4
Subject religion (St Agnes, lamb); animal (lamb); landscape
Measurements 95.3 x 69 cm.0 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Mr Hinton Lewis Castle 1919.
Principal Exhibitions Bath Assembly Exhibition, Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 1948.
Publications Catalogue of Pictures: Exhibition of Pictures in the Possession of the Corporation of the City of Bath, Bath, 1948, p. 23 (as Josef Ribera); Wright, C., Old Master Paintings in Britain: An Index of Continental Old Master Paintings executed before c.1800 in Public Collections in the United Kingdom, London, 1976, p. 171 (as 'Ribera, wrongly attributed'); Sloman, S.,, Victoria Art Gallery: Concise Catalogue of Paintings and Drawings, Bath, 1991, p. 105 (as Spanish School, 17th Century;).
Notes Mr Castle was resident at Hill House, Upper Swainswick, Bath. The bequest included two further works.
Rights Owner Victoria Art Gallery, Bath
Author Dr Susan Steer



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