Saint John the Evangelist
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'.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
documented 1365; died 1398 -1400
Full title
Saint John the Evangelist
Group
Date made
about 1365-70
Medium and support
Tempera on panel
Dimensions
49.7 x 15.5 x 2.3 cm
Acquisition credit
On loan from the Rector and Churchwardens of St Mary Magdalene Church, Littleton
Inventory number
L1085
Location in Gallery

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