(active in 1420s in Poligny)

St John the Baptist

Limestone, height 151 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

Sculpture in France through the fifteenth century was influenced by the well-established tradition of Sluter in Burgundy. The works of the immediate followers of Sluter are numerous and uneven in quality, but such figures as those of St John the Baptist and St Paul from Poligny, south of Dijon, are remarkable examples of the force that Sluter's heavy drapery style and realistic head types exerted on the more accomplished stone carvers.

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