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A Youthful Saint Reading
Girolamo da Santacroce

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 Girolamo da Santacroce
Artist dates active 1516; died 1556?
Full title A Youthful Saint Reading
Group Two Panels from an Altarpiece
Date made probably about 1512-25
Medium and support Oil on poplar, transferred from another panel
Dimensions 118.7 x 47.6 cm
Acquisition credit Bought, 1860
Inventory number NG632
Location in Gallery Not on display
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Two Panels from an Altarpiece

These panels were part of an altarpiece.