- Saint John the Baptist is depicted as a young man in spiritual communion with the divine. He looks up towards heaven. The letters on his winding scroll, tied to the wooden crucifix which he holds in his hands, are probably Latin, taken from the Bible, 'Ego vox clamantis in deserto' (I am the voice crying aloud in the wilderness). A lot of chiaro scuro is used in the painting and his pose seems very sensual.
- Repository/Location: National Museum of Fine Arts (Valletta, Malta)
- : 61 cm (diameter without frame)81 cm (diameter with frame)
- Baroque [Create]
- c. 17th century [Create]
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