Saint John the Baptist Preaching

This picture is one of the two paintings which formed the predella for Raphael's altarpiece the 'Ansidei Madonna' (dated 1505) in the church of S. Fiorenzo, Perugia. It was placed beneath the image of Saint John in the main altarpiece, who is here shown in the same costume.

Below the Virgin and Child was a depiction of her betrothal and below Saint Nicholas one of his miracles: these panels seem not to have survived.

Key facts

Artist dates
1483 - 1520
Full title
Saint John the Baptist Preaching
Date made
Medium and support
Oil on poplar
26.2 x 52 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1983
Inventory number
Location in Gallery

Other paintings in the group: The Ansidei Altarpiece, San Fiorenzo, Perugia