Saint John the Evangelist (from an Apostles series)

Master W [with the Key] (Netherlandish, 15th century)

Catalogue Raisonné

Lehrs 012 (I/I)


Sheet: 22.7 x 10.1 cm (8 15/16 x 4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Signed in plate, upper center: W [+]


Watermark: ox head with star bar [similar to Lehrs, vol. 7, p. 463, fig. 41]


John Rushout, 2nd Baron of Northwick (b. 1770 - d. 1859), Northwick Park, Worcester, and Thirlestane House, Gloucestershire; 1859, by inheritance to his nephew George Rushout, 3rd Baron of Northwick (b. 1811 - d. 1887), Nothwick Park; 1887, by inheritance to his widow, Elizabeth Augusta Warburton Rushout, Lady Northwick (b. 1832 - d. 1912), Northwick Park; 1912, by inheritance to her grandson, Captain Edward George Spencer-Churchill (b. 1876 - d. 1964), Northwick Park; May 28, 1918, sold by Captain Spencer-Churchill, Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, lot 98; 1918, purchased from that sale by the MFA through P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. (dealers, London) for £50. (Accession Date: May 1, 1918)

Northwick Park Sale, 1918, Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge, no. 98; acquired from Colnaghi & Olbach for the MFA May, 1919

Credit Line

Gift of George Peabody Gardner, Sr.