Saint John the Baptist

The words on Saint John the Baptist's scroll, 'Behold the Lamb of God', are taken from his Gospel. New Testament (John 1: 29 and 26). This work was previously attributed to Montagna, but is probably a late work by Buonconsiglio. It appears to have been painted as an independent picture.

Key facts

Artist dates
active 1495; died 1535/7
Full title
Saint John the Baptist
Date made
probably 1525-37
Medium and support
Oil on wood
47.6 x 41.9 cm
Acquisition credit
Layard Bequest, 1916
Inventory number
Location in Gallery