(b. ca. 1290, Siena, d. 1348, Siena)
St John the Baptist1337-42
Tempera on wood, 52 x 47 cm
Statens Museum for Kunst, Copenhagen
This small panel was originally part of an altarpiece dedicated to St Crescentius. This altarpiece was one of four commissioned by the cathedral in Siena as part of a grand decoration scheme to celebrate the city's patron saints and the Virgin Mary.