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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: 33.7 x 23.6 cm (13 1/4 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

P2019

Medium or Technique

Woodcut [not chiaroscuro version]

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

Watermark [not identified]; verso, collector's stamp in red: H.F.S. [Henry F. Sewall; Lugt 1309]; MFA stamp (twice); in faded ink: 2019; in graphite: G97; [?]

Provenance

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