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Saint John the Baptist

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ITALIAN

Saint John the Baptist


Date: probably 1640-60
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 77.8 x 62.3 cm
Acquisition credit: Bequeathed by Dame Joan Evans, 1979

The saint is shown in the wilderness, dressed in animal skins, holding a reed cross and drinking from a fountain. Once attributed to Caravaggio or one of his followers, the picture may have been painted in the mid-17th century, probably in Rome.

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