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Master of the Altarpiece of Saint John the Baptist

active early 16th century

The Master is named after three panels showing scenes from the life of Saint John the Baptist, two in Rotterdam and one in Philadelphia, which must have formed part of a large altarpiece. The Master may be classified as a follower of Geertgen tot Sint Jans who had some knowledge of the work of Lucas van Leyden, especially the engravings, and may have worked in Leiden in the County of Holland.