(b. ca. 1425, Urbino, d. 1484, Urbino)

St John the Baptist

Tempera and oil on wood, 80 x 44 cm
Museo della Santa Casa, Loreto

The panels depicting St John the Baptist, the Crucifixion, St Peter, and St Francis (now in various museums) once belonged to a single altarpiece, which was a polyptych that consisted of ten panels arranged in two registers. The original location of the polyptych is not known, it comes perhaps from Loreto or from its environment. The panels show the influence of Domenico Veneziano.