A Murillo Painting Hiding in France Since 1764

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The rediscovery of a Murillo painting is sure to make waves in Spain and England, where another version is in the Oxford Museum. Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), The Infant Christ as the Good Shepherd, oil on canvas, 165 x 112 cm/64.96 x 44.09 in (detail).Estimate: €300,000/400,000 In 1665, Don Justino de Neve opened the freshly renovated Santa María la Blanca Church in Seville to the public. On prominent display was The Infant Christ as the Good Shepherd and The Young John the Baptist with a Lamb by Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), of whom the priest was an avid collector. In 2012, the Prado Museum and the

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