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The Young Saint John the Baptist  1500

by Piero di Cosimo

Saint John the Baptist is one of the patron saints of Florence, where representations of him as a youth enjoyed a special popularity in the fifteenth century. In its format and profile depiction of the saint, this picture resembles marble reliefs. Though he trained with Cosimo Rosselli, this beautiful early work is strongly influenced by Filippino Lippi. (Source: [url=http...
Courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art