This painting is part of the group: Panels from an Altarpiece

This panel formed the left wing of an Augustinian altarpiece. Saint John the Baptist's scroll is inscribed with his words from the New Testament (John 1: 29). The right wing of the altarpiece depicts 'Saint Mark and Saint Augustine'. It has been suggested that both panels may have been from the same ensemble as the triptych 'The Virgin and Child with Saints'.

Key facts

Artist dates
about 1418 - 1479
Full title
Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist
Date made
probably about 1470
Medium and support
Tempera on wood
128.9 x 50.1 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1857
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Panels from an Altarpiece

Zanobi Machiavelli
probably about 1470
Zanobi Machiavelli: 'Saint Mark and Saint Augustine'