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Saint John the Baptist


François Boucher


c. 1755

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G308
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Medium: Paintings | Oil on canvas
Size: 64 1/2 x 45 1/2 in. (163.83 x 115.57 cm) (canvas)76 x 56 1/2 x 4 in. (193.04 x 143.51 x 10.16 cm) (outer frame)
Creation Place: Europe, France
Culture: Europe, France
Style: 18th century
Physical Description: Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness in a loin cloth reclining on red drapery under a tree by a stream with his hands clasped with the lamb and the cross by his side. in the clouds above are seven infant Angels' heads
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Putnam Dana McMillan Fund
Accession Number: 75.8
Artist: François Boucher, French, 1703 - 1770
Role: Artist
Nationality: French
Life Dates: French, 1703 - 1770
Added to Site: February 28, 2009