Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Oil on canvas | 68 x 52in | 1604

Michelangelo Merisi, called Caravaggio

Set against a dark wilderness composed of oak trees, a young man with dark ruffled hair sits with head downcast and wears a fur-lined loincloth and scarlet cloak. He holds a reed cross in his right hand while his left arm is folded across his body, t...
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