Saint John the Baptist

1470–91
Martin Schongauer (German, about 1430–1491)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 054; Lehrs 59; Hollstein (German) 59

Dimensions

Platemark: 15.5 x 9.9 cm (6 1/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

23.894

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed lower center: M + S

Markings

Watermark partially cut in during conservation: bull's head with star; verso, in graphite: M 533; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 29771

Provenance

Otto Gerstenberg (b. 1848 - d. 1935; Lugt 2785), Berlin; 1922, sold by Gerstenberg in Zurich to P. and D. Colnaghi, London and Harlow and Co., New York; 1923, sold by Harlow and Co. to William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955) Boston; 1923, gift of W. G. Russell Allen to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 5, 1923)

Credit Line

Gift of W. G. Russell Allen