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St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist

  • Author: Konstantinos Tzanes
  • Date: 17th Century
  • Technique: Tempera on Panel
  • Dimensions: 37 х 27 х 2 cm

Inscription: O AG(ιοσ) ΙΩ(άννης) O PROΔROMOΣ [Saint John the Baptist]
Signed: KΩNΣTANTINOY TZANE HEIR.

This icon of St John the Baptist, painted by Konstantinos Tzanes, stands among Italo-Greek icons in the Collection for its excellent artistic quality. It makes a strong impression by a meticulous rendering of volume and sophisticated colour scheme of the saint's face. A similar approach to rendering human faces can also be seen in later icons made by Greek painters.

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