Saint John the Baptist

San Giovanni Battista
Author: 

Caravaggio (Michelangelo Merisi, Milan 1571 - Porto Ercole 1610)

Type: 
Painting
Year: 
1602-1603
Material and technique: 
oil on canvas
Size: 
cm 129 x 95
Origin: 
Pio Collection
Inventory: 
Inv. PC 239

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Sala di Santa Petronilla - La grande pittura del Seicento a Roma

At the end of the sixteenth century, Rome was the main centre of illustrative culture and the meeting place of artists of different origins. In the early 1590s, Caravaggio arrived in Rome from Lombardy where he remained until 1606 and deeply influenced the meaning of pictorial research.

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