Saint John the Baptist retiring to the Desert by Giovanni di Paolo

the Art Fund gave a grant to four panels from the same predella: the other three are 'The Birth of Saint John the Baptist', 'The Baptism of Christ' and 'The Head of John the Baptist brought to Herod'.

Details

Category:
Religious
Medium:
Tempera on wood panel Dimensions: 30 x 38 cm
Acquired in:
1944

The panels have been associated with an altarpiece dated 1454 of the 'Virgin and Child with Saints' (New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art) which includes Saint John the Baptist.

Provenance

From the collections of Charles Bulter and subsequently J.Pierpont Morgan.

Venue details

National Gallery Trafalgar Square, LONDON London WC2N 5DN 020 7747 2885 www.nationalgallery.org.uk

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