European Painting before 1900, Johnson Collection
Saint John the Baptist Pointing Out Christ as the Lamb of God
Companion panels are in the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, RotterdamMade in Netherlands, Europe
Master of the Saint John Altarpiece (Hugo Jacobsz.?), Netherlandish (active Leiden and Gouda), first securely documented 1478, still active 1534
Oil on panel
Cat. 347John G. Johnson Collection, 1917
LabelThe scene illustrates the Gospel of John (1:35–7), which tells how John the Baptist and his followers met Jesus and his apostles. John exclaimed about Jesus, "Behold the Lamb of God!" The panel comes from an altarpiece painted for the church of Saint John in Gouda, near Rotterdam.
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