Saint John the Evangelist

about 1365-70, Jacopo di Cione and workshop

This painting is part of the group: The Littleton Pilaster Saints
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton, © St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton

John and James, sons of Zebedee, were fishermen who became disciples of Jesus. Both were present throughout his ministry and Passion. John is thought to be the person referred to in the Gospel of Saint John as 'the beloved disciple', who was close to Jesus at the Last Supper, and to whom Jesus entrusted the care of the Virgin Mary at his death.

Traditionally John is supposed to have been exiled to the island of Patmos where he wrote the Book of Revelation. John was one of the four evangelists who wrote the gospels. He is sometimes called 'John the Divine'.

Other paintings in this group: The Littleton Pilaster Saints

Beata Paola
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Beata Paola
Saint Luke
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Luke
Saint Peter Damian
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Peter Damian
Saint Anthony Abbot
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Anthony Abbot
Saint Bruno Boniface
Jacopo di Cione and workshop
about 1365-70
Saint Bruno Boniface

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