The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

about 1508
Lucas Cranach, the Elder (German, 1472–1553)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 061; Hollstein 86

Dimensions

Other (woodcut border): 40.5 x 27.6 cm (15 15/16 x 10 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

45.221

Medium or Technique

Woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed on wall, above executioner's head: LC

Markings

Watermark [not identified]; recto, lower right, in ink: 223; verso, stamp in red, in circle: DUBLETTE DES ALBERTINA; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 36202; in graphite: D.I.17S.60; 61[underlined]; 1.9.[??]

Provenance

After about 1922, deaccessioned as a double from the Albertina, Vienna (Lugt 5g). 1945, sold by Richard H. Zinser (dealer; b. 1884 - d. 1984), Forest Hills, NY, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 12, 1945)

Credit Line

Fund in memory of Horatio Greenough Curtis