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  • Saint John the Baptist; Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, wings of a triptych, ca. 1485–90
    Gerard David (Netherlandish, ca. 1455–1523)
    Oil on wood; Left wing, overall 18 x 6 5/8 in. (45.7 x 16.8 cm), original painted surface 17 5/8 x 5 7/8 in. (44.8 x 14.9 cm); right wing, overall 17 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (45.4 x 16.5 cm), original painted surface 17 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (44.8 x 14.6 cm)
    The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931 (32.100.40bc)

    Saint John the Baptist is shown in the wilderness, and Saint Francis kneels to receive the stigmata at a distance from his monastery on Mount Alverna.

    Earlier in this century, these two panels, which were the wings of another triptych, were joined with the artist's Nativity (nearby) to form a small altarpiece. Given their subject matter, they might more appropriately have flanked a Crucifixion or a Lamentation.

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  • Saint John the Baptist; Saint Francis Receiving the Stigmata, wings of a triptych, ca. 1485–90
    Gerard David (Netherlandish, ca. 1455–1523)
    Oil on wood; Left wing, overall 18 x 6 5/8 in. (45.7 x 16.8 cm), original painted surface 17 5/8 x 5 7/8 in. (44.8 x 14.9 cm); right wing, overall 17 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. (45.4 x 16.5 cm), original painted surface 17 5/8 x 5 3/4 in. (44.8 x 14.6 cm)
    The Friedsam Collection, Bequest of Michael Friedsam, 1931 (32.100.40bc)

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