SANTACROCE, Girolamo da
(b. 1480/85, Santa Croce, d. ca. 1556, Venezia)

St John the Baptist

Oil on panel, 69 x 46 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This panel is a free copy after the central panel of a triptych by the Bellini workshop (once in Berlin, Staatliche Museen, destroyed during World War II.) The frontality of the figure is a witness to the fact that in Venice, so closely associated with Byzantinum over the centuries, oriental influences appeared from time to time even during the flowering of the Renaissance.