The format of this painting is octagonal.

St. John is revealed to the spectator in three-quarter view. He sits reading and his attribute, the eagle is at the base of the painting. This painting was part of a collection of 117 works belonging to the industrialist and engineer F.D. Lycett Green and bequeathed to York through the Art Fund, in 1955, in recognition of the remarkable efforts made after the Second World War by its curator to transform it into a gallery of international importance.


F.D. Lycett Green.

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