St John in the Wilderness
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This painting has undergone a great deal of alteration, having been retouched and transferred to canvas. Alterations have depicted the figure as 'Bacchus' instead of Saint John. Changes made in the 17th century include a vine leaf on his head, a thirse which replaced his cross, a leopard skin, casually thown on and a bunch of grapes. certain details of the figure's anatomy are a little confusing (such as the feet). All this adds up to experts believing that this is not considered a genuine Leonardo.
Owner/Location: Musée du Louvre (France)
Dates: 1510-1515
Artist age:Approximately 63 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 177 cm (69.69 in.), Width: 115 cm (45.28 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member laure9 on 19 November 2008.
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