Saint John the Baptist preaching in the Wilderness

Saint John the Baptist, wearing furs, with his reed cross lying beside him, points to the figure of Christ in the background at the extreme right. New Testament (Luke 3: 1-17).

Mola painted this subject several times. For this painting a date of around 1640 is likely.

Key facts

Artist
Artist dates
1612 - 1666
Full title
Saint John the Baptist preaching in the Wilderness
Date made
about 1640
Medium and support
Oil on canvas
Dimensions
54 x 70 cm
Acquisition credit
Holwell Carr Bequest, 1831
Inventory number
NG69
Location in Gallery