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Christ lying on Straw in a Manger, engraving after Van Dyck. SM P419. ©Sir John Soane’s Museum, London. Photo: Ardon Bar-Hama

John Dean (1754 - 1802), engraver
After Van Dyck, Sir Anthony (1599--1641)

Christ lying on straw in a manger

Inscription: Painted by Vandyke [sic] Published January 31st 1783 by J. Dean No. 23 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden. Engraved by J. Dean CHRIST LYING ON STRAW IN A MANGER. From the original picture at Wilton House in the collection of the Earl of Pembroke [Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke], to whom this plate is respectfully inscribed by his Lordship’s oblg’d and obt servt. John Dean.

Museum number: P419

Curatorial note

The original painting of the Infant Christ, of which this is an engraving, is in the collection of the Earls of Pembroke at Wilton House, near Salisbury (WLN69560). It is catalogued today as School of Van Dyke.

If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk