Juan Alonso Villabrille y Ron
The wooden statue of St. John the Baptist is thought to have been created around 1717. It was made for the Badajoz Cathedral located in Badajoz of western Spain. This piece eventually joined several exhibitions in the United States including the University of St. Thomas and the Birmingham Art Museum. Vanderbilt University purchased this piece from Victor Spark and it is now a part of the permanent collection at Vanderbilt University.