GEERTGEN tot Sint Jans
(b. 1460/65, Leiden, d. 1490, Haarlem)

The Bones of St. John the Baptist

c. 1485
Oil on panel, 172 x 139 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Geertgen's Lamentation and The Bones of St John the Baptist in the Vienna museum make him the ancestor of the painters of "collective portraits", of which Frans Hals and Rembrandt were to be the great masters.

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