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Saints John the Baptist and Catherine of Alexandria

A work made of tempera on panel.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of tempera on panel.

Date:

About 1350

Artist:

Paolo Veneziano and workshop
Italian, active 1333–1358/62

About this artwork

Saints John the Baptist and Catherine of Alexandria and Saints Augustine and Peter
—identifiable by their clothing, attributes, and Latin inscriptions—once flanked a larger central image, probably of a Virgin and Child. The frames were made in the early 20th century, but they reflect the architectural style and motifs typical of 14th century Venetian altarpieces.

The leading Venetian painter of his time, Paolo Veneziano combined sinuous Gothic contours, sumptuous textile patterns, and severe facial types influenced by contemporary Byzantine art. This mix of styles reflects Venice’s role as the center of a vast trade network encompassing Western Europe and the Byzantine Empire and extending as far as East Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.

Status

On View, Gallery 237

Department

Painting and Sculpture of Europe

Artist

Workshop of Paolo Veneziano

Title

Saints John the Baptist and Catherine of Alexandria

Place

Venice (Artist's nationality)

Date

1345–1355

Medium

Tempera on panel

Inscriptions

S/JHS/BAPT/IST [...] (to the right of Saint John the Baptist, in red pigment), SCA/KA/TS/RIN (to the right of Saint Catherine, in red pigment), ECCE/AGN/VS/DEI (on the scroll of Saint John the Baptist, in blue pigment)

Dimensions

77 × 49.7 cm (30 1/4 × 19 5/8 in.)

Credit Line

Charles H. and Mary F. S. Worcester Collection

Reference Number

1947.116

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