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The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist

Saint John Preaching in the Wilderness

1516
Lucas Cranach, the Elder (German, 1472–1553)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 060; Hollstein 85

Dimensions

Sheet: 34.1 x 23.9 cm (13 7/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

P1610

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed and dated on plaque, lower right: 15[the 5 backwards] 16/[winged dragon]

Markings

Verso, collector's stamp in red: St J. D. [St. John Dent; Lugt 2373]; collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; purple Parker Collection MFA stamp with accession number in ink: 1610. [Lugt 1870]; in brown pencil: C. Eanarty[?]/1-30; in graphite: Cu 7/84

Provenance

St. John Dent (died about 1884), London and Milton (Hampshire); March, 1884, hi sale Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, lot 314. Henry Foster Sewall (b. 1816 - d. 1896), New York; November, 1897, purchased by the MFA through the Harvey D. Parker Fund.

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection—Harvey Drury Parker Fund