Today is the Feast of St Augustine of Hippo and tomorrow that of the Decollation of St John the Baptist. It is therefore an eminently appropriate day upon which to share an image of this painting of the two saints who are shown together with a donor.
Dated to the period 1490-1500 the painting is the work of the Flemish artist Aelbrecht Bouts. In addition to his paintings he should perhaps be noted for his longevity - born circa 1452-5 he died in 1549. There is a short biography of him and a list of where his works may be seen today at Aelbrecht Bouts