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John, described in the Gospels, is both a Christian saint and a last prophet of the Old Testament. He lived in the desert, preaching the word of God and baptising penitents in the River Jordan. The lamb, John’s attribute, alludes to the fact that he called Jesus ‘the Lamb of God’.
Saint John the Baptist
oil on canvas
H 168 x W 122 cm
YORAG : 1024
purchased with the assistance of a special grant from the York Corporation, 1962
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