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This panel was originally part of a polyptych devoted to John the Baptist. Originally it was painted on both sides. Later the sides of the panel were split which resulted in two separate paintings. Depicted at the left is Zacharias being killed. To the left the flight of Elisabeth and her son John the Baptist from Herod's massacre of the firstborn in Bethlehem can be seen. The altar piece was painted for a St. John church, perhaps for the church in Gouda. In addition to this panel, the museum owns another panel from this altar piece. A third panel is in Philadelphia.
|Title||Elizabeth Fleeing with Her Son|
|Material and technique||Oil on panel|
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height : 132 cm
Width : 95 cm
Painter: Meester van het Johannes-Altaar
previously attributed: Huygh Jacobsz.
|Accession number||2117 (OK)|
|Credits||Aankoop / Purchase: 1937|
|Age maker||Between 10 and 20 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Vitale Bloch|
|Exhibitions|| Van Eyck tot Bruegel (1994)
The Collection Enriched (2011)
|Material||Panel > Worked wood > Wood > Vegetable material > Organic material > Material > Material and technique|
|Oil > Paint > Artist's material > Material > Material and technique|
|Object||Painting > Painting > Two-dimensional object > Art object|
|Geographical origin||Northern Netherlands > The Netherlands > Western Europe > Europe|
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Meester van het Johannes-Altaar
werkzaam/active Gouda (?) 1500 - 1525
The unknown artist was named after the John Altar, of which Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum owns two panels. The master probably worked in Leiden or Gouda around ..