John the Baptist, Ghent Altarpiece.
 Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440

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Title:John the Baptist, Ghent Altarpiece
Notes:Jan van Eyck was a Flemish painter famous for the Ghent Altarpiece and the Turin-Milan Hours illuminated miniatures. In this painting of John the Baptist, we see him wearing his camel hair tunic beneath a beautiful green cloak. He points with his index finger to the Messiah (the panel to the left of this one), as was traditionally done in medieval images. He holds a holy book in his lap as his posture portrays his role in the gospel narratives—preparing the way of the Lord.
Date:ca. 1425-1429
Artist:Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440
Building:Saint Bavo Cathedral
Object/Function:Altarpiece
City/Town:Ghent
Country:Belgium

Scripture:Luke 3:1-6
Person as Subject:John, the Baptist (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:CAdvt02

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Attribution:Eyck, Jan van, 1390-1440. John the Baptist, Ghent Altarpiece, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=56708 [retrieved October 5, 2022]. Original source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jan_van_Eyck_-_The_Ghent_Altarpiece_-_St_John_the_Baptist_(detail)_-_WGA07634.jpg.
Record Number:56708 Last Updated: 2022-05-05 11:55:35 Record Created: 2018-11-21 13:06:08
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition