(b. 1624, Sevilla, d. 1699, Sevilla)

St John the Baptist

Gilt polychromed wood, height 122 cm (overall)
Private collection

St John the Baptist was widely venerated in Spain during the 17th century. He received special devotion together with St John the Evangelist relating to the exaltation of Mary and their defence of her Immaculate Conception. The two St Johns often appeared as a pair of carvings in convents and monasteries.

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