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The Young St. John the Baptist

Bernardo Strozzi

The exquisite quality of such details as the saint’s hand, his complexion, the scroll and the cross-shaped staff have persuaded scholars that this is an autograph work. The dark background, the saint’s hair and his camel skin all suggest that it was painted before Bernardo Strozzi moved to Venice and discovered the Venetian masters’ use of colour, thus it may be dated to some time between 1620 and 1625.

Download hi-res image TITLE The Young St. John the Baptist
AUTHOR Bernardo Strozzi
DATE 1620 - 5
OBJECT TYPE AND MATERIAL Oil on canvas
DIMENSIONS cm 70 x 55
INVENTORY 765
ROOM XXXI
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