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John Calvin

British SchoolInscribed 1564

Dulwich Picture Gallery

Dulwich Picture Gallery
London, United Kingdom

John Calvin (1509-64) was a French reformer in Geneva. He left Paris in 1533 and settled in Geneva in 1541. The most influential writer of the Protestant reformers, he published the 'Institutiones' in 1536. The image may ultimately derive from one of the profile portraits in Beza's Icones (1580).

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  • Title: John Calvin
  • Date: Inscribed 1564
  • Physical Dimensions: w270 x h340 cm
  • Type: Painting
  • Medium: Oil
  • Work Nationality: British
  • Support: Canvas
  • School: British School
  • Provenance: Probably Alleyn Bequest, 1626.
  • Inscriptions: Upper right: 'Calvin / 1564'
  • Acquisition Method: Alleyn, Edward (Bequest, 1626)

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