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Saint John the Baptist

The saint is shown in the wilderness, dressed in animal skins, holding a reed cross and drinking from a fountain. Once attributed to Caravaggio or one of his followers, the picture may have been painted in the mid-17th century, probably in Rome.

Key facts
Artist Italian
Full title Saint John the Baptist
Date made probably 1640-60
Medium and support Oil on canvas
Dimensions 77.8 x 62.3 cm
Acquisition credit Bequeathed by Dame Joan Evans, 1979
Inventory number NG6455
Location in Gallery Not on display
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