Oil on panel, 24cm by 18cm.
This is one of the paintings purchased by John, 5th Earl of Exeter (1648-1700), whilst on the Grand Tour as by Carlo Dolci.
However, it is now thought to be a studio repetition after the original, now in the Thyssen Bornemisza Collection in Madrid.
On the back is written: ‘veni/in ortvm mevm/soror Mearma’ from the Song of Solomon, chapter 5.
The 1688 Burghley Inventory records: ‘My Ladyes Closett…a peice of a young Christ whole length.’