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John The Baptist Collection

"John the Baptist: A Timeless Figure in Art and Faith" Throughout history, it has captivated artists and believers alike with his enigmatic presence

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: WILDE: SALOME. The Climax. Pen and ink drawing by Aubrey Beardsley for Oscar Wildes Salome

WILDE: SALOME. The Climax. Pen and ink drawing by Aubrey Beardsley for Oscar Wildes Salome

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci drawing, mary and Jesus & John baptist as child, Italy

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Judith, 1901. Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)

Judith, 1901. Artist: Klimt, Gustav (1862-1918)
Judith, 1901. Found in the collection of the Osterreichische Galerie Belvedere, Vienna

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. John the Baptist, Thessaloniki, Macedonia

Greek Orthodox icon depicting St. John the Baptist, Thessaloniki, Macedonia, Greece, Europe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Judith and Holofernes, c. 1621. Artist: Gentileschi, Artemisia (1598-1653)

Judith and Holofernes, c. 1621. Artist: Gentileschi, Artemisia (1598-1653)
Judith and Holofernes, c. 1621. Found in the collection of the Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: 'Tourists at the Uffizi'

"Tourists at the Uffizi" Florence Galleria degli Uffizi Painting High Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: North gate sculpture of St. John the Baptist, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral

North gate sculpture of St. John the Baptist, Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral, UNESCO World Heritage Site, Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France, Europe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Saint John the Baptist, 1513-1516. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Saint John the Baptist, 1513-1516. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Saint John the Baptist, 1513-1516. Found in the collection of the Louvre, Paris

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Virgin of the Rocks, Between 1492 and 1508. Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

The Virgin of the Rocks, Between 1492 and 1508. Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Between 1492 and 1508. Found in the collection of Musee du Louvre, Paris

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Madonna and child with infant John the Baptist, 1542. Artist: Beccafumi, Domenico

Madonna and child with infant John the Baptist, 1542. Artist: Beccafumi, Domenico
Madonna and child with infant John the Baptist, 1542. Found in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Climax, c1893. Artist: Aubrey Beardsley

The Climax, c1893. Artist: Aubrey Beardsley
The Climax, c1893. An illustration for Oscar Wildes Salome. From The Studio Volume 1 [London Offices of the Studio, London, 1893]

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Madonna of the Goldfinch, c. 1506 (oil on panel) (pre restoration)

Madonna of the Goldfinch, c. 1506 (oil on panel) (pre restoration)
XIR30270 Madonna of the Goldfinch, c.1506 (oil on panel) (pre restoration) by Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio of Urbino) (1483-1520); 107x77 cm; Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The 13th century Deesis mosaic in the South Gallery of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey

The 13th century Deesis mosaic in the South Gallery of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, depicting Jesus Christ
HAGIA SOPHIA: MOSAIC. The 13th century Deesis mosaic in the South Gallery of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, depicting Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary and John the Baptist

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Christ in the House of His Parents, 1863 (oil on canvas)

Christ in the House of His Parents, 1863 (oil on canvas)
VFS109726 Christ in the House of His Parents, 1863 (oil on canvas) by Millais, John Everett (1829-96) & Solomon, Rebecca (1832-1886); 38.1x61 cm; Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Saint John the Forerunner with Saint John Climacus and Saint Theodore Stratelates, after 1571

Saint John the Forerunner with Saint John Climacus and Saint Theodore Stratelates, after 1571. Found in the Collection of State Open-air Museum of History, Architecture and Art, Pskov

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Crucified Christ with the Virgin Mary, Saints John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene

The Crucified Christ with the Virgin Mary, Saints John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene. Found in the collection of Louvre, Paris

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Virgin of the Rocks, Between 1492 and 1508. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

The Virgin of the Rocks, Between 1492 and 1508. Artist: Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The Virgin of the Rocks, Between 1492 and 1508. Found in the collection of the National Gallery, London

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Baptism of Christ (tempera on panel)

The Baptism of Christ (tempera on panel)
XIR223295 The Baptism of Christ (tempera on panel) by Bicci di Lorenzo, (1373-1452); 127x59 cm; Musee des Beaux-Arts, Nantes, France; (add.info.: hand of God the Father; ); Italian, out of copyright

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Saint John the Baptist Holy Orthodox Chapel of Thyme, detailed view, Kos Island, Dodecanese, Greece

Saint John the Baptist Holy Orthodox Chapel of Thyme, detailed view, Kos Island, Dodecanese, Greece

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Figures prepared by Baron von Hess for a painted window in Glasgow Cathedral: John the Baptist

Figures prepared by Baron von Hess for a painted window in Glasgow Cathedral: John the Baptist, 1862 Creator: Unknown
Figures prepared by Baron von Hess for a painted window in Glasgow Cathedral: John the Baptist, 1862. This great work of embellishing a national monument

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Holy Kinship. Detail: The infant John the Baptist with a baby walker, 1510

The Holy Kinship. Detail: The infant John the Baptist with a baby walker, 1510. Found in the Collection of Narodni muzej Slovenije

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine, Elisabeth and John the Baptist, 1510s

Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine, Elisabeth and John the Baptist, 1510s. Artist: Andrea del Sarto
Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine, Elisabeth and John the Baptist, 1510s. Andrea del Sarto (1486-1531). Found in the collection of the State Hermitage, St. Petersburg

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, North America

The Basilica Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, North America

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Saint John the Baptist - Bible, New Testament

Saint John the Baptist - Bible, New Testament
3784275 Saint John the Baptist - Bible, New Testament; (add.info.: Saint John the Baptist with a lamb. Payne's Illustrated Family Bible. London, James Hagger); Lebrecht History

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Statue of Philip III of France with saint John the baptist, 14th century (sculpture)

Statue of Philip III of France with saint John the baptist, 14th century (sculpture)
8617805 Statue of Philip III of France with saint John the baptist, 14th century (sculpture) by Sluter, Claus (fl.1379-1405/06) (after); Cite de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Paris

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Statue of Philip III of France with saint John the baptist, 14th century (sculpture)

Statue of Philip III of France with saint John the baptist, 14th century (sculpture)
8617803 Statue of Philip III of France with saint John the baptist, 14th century (sculpture) by Sluter, Claus (fl.1379-1405/06) (after); Cite de l'architecture et du patrimoine, Paris

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior (photo)

Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior (photo)
8608388 Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre-Dame). Interior (photo) by French School, (15th century); (add.info.: Cathedrale Notre-Dame, Saint-Omer, Hauts-de-France, Pas-de-Calais, France)

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: John the Baptist preaching - Bible, New Testament

John the Baptist preaching - Bible, New Testament
3784282 John the Baptist preaching - Bible, New Testament; (add.info.: John the Baptist preaching in the wilderness of Judaea. Caption reads: The voice of one crying in the wilderness)

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Mexico, Coyoacan, Convento de San Juan Bautista. Cloister

Mexico, Coyoacan, Convento de San Juan Bautista. Cloister
2030-305127-01

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Altar of San Regolo, work by Matteo Civitali preserved in the Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca

Altar of San Regolo, work by Matteo Civitali preserved in the Cathedral of San Martino, Lucca Lucca Cathedral of San Martino Altar Early Renaissance, Renaissance

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Life scenes of John the Baptist, collocated inside Flemish gothic aediculas in the Cathedral of

Life scenes of John the Baptist, collocated inside Flemish gothic aediculas in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Amiens, France

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Scene of John the Baptist's life inside Flemish gothic aediculas in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in

Scene of John the Baptist's life inside Flemish gothic aediculas in the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Amiens. France Picardy, Amiens, Cathedral of Notre Dame High Relief Late Renaissance

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: View of the Altar of San Regolo in the Cathedral of San Martino, in Lucca, Italy

View of the Altar of San Regolo in the Cathedral of San Martino, in Lucca, Italy Lucca Altar Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Painting by Andrea del Sarto of St. John the Baptist, in the Palatine Gallery in Florence

Painting by Andrea del Sarto of St. John the Baptist, in the Palatine Gallery in Florence Florence Painting High Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Detail of painting by Raphael entitled Madonna of the Chair'; the picture focuses on the faces of

Detail of painting by Raphael entitled Madonna of the Chair'; the picture focuses on the faces of the Virgin Mary and Child

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Bronze door of the Duomo of Ravello, composed of panels with scenes of Saints

Bronze door of the Duomo of Ravello, composed of panels with scenes of Saints and the Virgin Mary and the Child Jesus Ravello Door Romanesque, Middle Ages, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Painting by Giovanni Bellini now in the Galleria dell'Accademia

Painting by Giovanni Bellini now in the Galleria dell'Accademia. At the center is the Virgin enthroned with the Child

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Marble portal, by Benedetto da Maiano, in the Sala dei Gigli in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence

Marble portal, by Benedetto da Maiano, in the Sala dei Gigli in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence Florence Door Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Polyptych by Duccio di Buoninsegna with the Madonna and Child, Saints and Angels

Polyptych by Duccio di Buoninsegna with the Madonna and Child, Saints and Angels. The polyptych is in the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Siena Siena Painting Gothic, Middle Ages, Europe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Mexico, Morelos, Yecapixtla, Papel picado banners

Mexico, Morelos, Yecapixtla, Papel picado banners

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and the Young Saint John the Baptist

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and the Young Saint John the Baptist, chiaroscuro drawing on cardboard, by Leonardo da Vinci, housed in the Royal Academy in London Drawing High Renaissance

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Study of the face of the Young St. John of the Virgin of the Rocks, silver point

Study of the face of the Young St. John of the Virgin of the Rocks, silver point and pen drawing with pouncing by Leonardo da Vinci

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Madonna del Latte, Young Saint John the Baptist and various studies for other figures

The Madonna del Latte, Young Saint John the Baptist and various studies for other figures, pen drawing on white paper, by Leonardo da Vinci

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Madonna and Child with the infant St. John. Drawing by Raphael

Madonna and Child with the infant St. John. Drawing by Raphael, in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe, at the Uffizi Gallery, in Florence Florence Uffizi Gallery

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: The Decollation of St. John the Baptist; work of Caravaggio. Museo Nazionale di Belle Arti

The Decollation of St. John the Baptist; work of Caravaggio. Museo Nazionale di Belle Arti, La Valletta, Malta Painting Naturalism of XVII century, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Piet; painting by Beato Angelico. Alte Pinakothek, Munich

Piet; painting by Beato Angelico. Alte Pinakothek, Munich Early Renaissance, Renaissance, Renaissance-Baroque styles and periods, Europe, First and Second Millennium A.D.. Date of Photograph:2002

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Madonna and Child, St. Anne (?) and the infant St. John the Baptist. Drawing by Federico Barocci

Madonna and Child, St. Anne (?) and the infant St. John the Baptist. Drawing by Federico Barocci, in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe

Background imageJohn The Baptist Collection: Conversation with the Holy Virgin and Child with Six Saints, four angels

Conversation with the Holy Virgin and Child with Six Saints, four angels and the donor Federico da Montefeltro (called Pala Pala Montefeltro or Brera), tempera and oil on panel



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"John the Baptist: A Timeless Figure in Art and Faith" Throughout history, it has captivated artists and believers alike with his enigmatic presence. From Leonardo da Vinci's masterpieces to Gustav Klimt's sensual portrayals, this biblical figure continues to inspire creativity and contemplation. Leonardo da Vinci, a true Renaissance genius, immortalized John the Baptist in multiple works of art. In "The Virgin of the Rocks, " he depicted John as a young boy alongside Jesus and Mary, symbolizing purity and devotion. Similarly, his painting "Saint John the Baptist" showcases an older version of this revered prophet with an aura of wisdom surrounding him. Influenced by these iconic depictions, other artists have explored different facets of John's story. Artemisia Gentileschi's powerful painting "Judith and Holofernes" draws parallels between Judith's bravery and John's unwavering commitment to truth. Meanwhile, Aubrey Beardsley captured the climactic moment from Oscar Wilde’s play "Salome, " where Salome dances before Herod Antipas for her reward - the head of John on a platter. Religious artifacts also pay homage to St. John through Greek Orthodox icons like those found in Thessaloniki or sculptures adorning Notre-Dame de Chartres Cathedral’s north gate. These representations remind us that faith transcends time and connects generations across continents. Furthermore, Domenico Beccafumi’s Madonna paintings often feature infant Saint John beside baby Jesus—a testament to their intertwined destinies as heralds of divine messages. From mosaic masterpieces at Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia depicting Christ flanked by Mary and St. John to Aubrey Beardsley’s provocative illustrations capturing intense emotions in “The Climax, ” each artwork adds depth to our understanding of this significant biblical figure.