Rogier van der Weyden 1399/1400 – 1464

John the Baptist

oil on panel (41 × 34 cm) — ca. 1450 Museum Musée du Louvre, Paris

Rogier van der Weyden biography

This work is linked to John 1:29

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The left wing of the Braque triptych. The frame acts as a ledge where the Baptist has put his book, which makes it look as if the picture has popped out of its frame.

The words flowing from John's mouth read "Ecce Agnus Dei qui tollit peccata mundi", the text from John 1:29 (Behold the Lamb of God that will take away the sins of the world.)

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