Friday, June 16, 2017

St John the Baptist and Herod Antipas (c. 1640)



St John the Baptist and Herod Antipas (c. 1640)
Pieter de Grebber ca. 1600 – 1653
oil on canvas (115 × 148 cm) — c. 1640
Mark 6:18 - For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife.
Herod Antipas, the governor of Galilee, is reproached by John the Baptist for his illegal marriage to his sister in law, Herodias. Herod had much respect for John. Herodias however wants the Baptist arrested, and that is what happened.

This is an undated painting by the Dutch master Pieter de Grebber of Haarlem. It clearly shows how Herodias tells Herod to not let John get away with his rebuke.
>>>> John the Baptist


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