Late 16-early 17th century exceptionally rare Italian Architectural cassetta
frame; carved with foliate scrollwork cartouches at corners-&-centres; gadrooned outer rail with adjacent egg-&-dart ; astragal-&-double-bead
sight; leaf-tip back. Original matt and burnished water gilding.
Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio (1571-1610)
Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness, 1604
oil on canvas 68 x 52in
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Purchase: William Rockhill Nelson Trust Inv no 52-25