JUANES, Juan de
(b. ca. 1523, Fuente de la Higuera, d. 1579, Bocairente)
St Vincent Ferrer1445-50
Oil on panel, 93 x 56 cm
This panel representing St John the Evangelist, together with three others representing St Vincent Ferrer, St John the Baptist and St Bernard, once probably belonged to a larger altarpiece. St John the Evangelist and St John the Baptist are depicted in an idealized landscape setting, while the figures of St Vincent Ferrer and St Bernardino are positioned on a squared marble floor, with a parapet behind.
Depictions of Saint Vincent Ferrer were extremely popular with Dominican convents, hermitages and parrochial churches in Valencia during the 16th century and the subject was painted on numerous occasions by Juanes.