St. John the Evangelist by Palma Giovane

Saint John sits with his head turned towards the top right corner of the painting.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
132 x 96.5 cm
Acquired in:
1955
Presented by:
F D Lycett Green through The Art Fund

He sits before a column which is draped by a curtain and a scroll runs diagonally across Saint John's robe. The saint is identifiable by his iconographical attribute, the eagle, on the right. 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.

Provenance

Brunati collection, Milan; F.D. Lycett Green.

Venue details

York Art Gallery Exhibition Square, YORK North Yorkshire YO1 7EW 01904 687687 www.yorkartgallery.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £6.82)

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