A Youthful Saint Reading

This work is a panel from an altarpiece, of which 'A Saint with a Fortress and a Banner' is also a part. The saint reading is sometimes identified as Saint John the Evangelist.

This picture is probably an early work by Gerolamo da Santacroce, and the style is derived from the late works of Giovanni Bellini.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1516; died 1556?
Full title
A Youthful Saint Reading
Date made
probably about 1512-25
Medium and support
Oil on poplar, transferred from another panel
118.7 x 47.6 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: Two Panels from an Altarpiece

Girolamo da Santacroce
probably about 1512-25
Attributed to Gerolamo da Santacroce: 'A Saint with a Fortress and a Banner'