Duns Scotus (c.1266-1308)
after Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds (fl. Naples 1630-1650)
Oil painting on canvas, Duns Scotus (c.1266-1308), after the Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds (fl. Naples 1630-1650). The philosopher is seen half-length, standing behind a table, turned to the left, with his head in profile, with his arms turned back to hold and to write on a piece of paper on the table, as he looks at a book on a lectern in front of his head. He is dressed in a blue-grey tunic, and wears a skull-cap of the same colour. "North Parlor no.11" written on the reverse.
first recorded 1764; thence by descent until bequeathed by (Henry John) Ralph Bankes (1902 – 1981) to the National Trust, together with the estates of Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy and its entire contents in 1981
Makers and roles
after Master of the Annunciation to the Shepherds (fl. Naples 1630-1650), artist Bartolomeo Bassante (Brindisi 1618- Naples 1648), artist previously catalogued as attributed to Jusepe de Ribera (Jativa 1591 – Margellina 1652), artist