The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

Artist Master MZ (German, active about 1500)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch 003; Lehrs 5 (I/I)

Dimensions

Sheet: 19.9 × 14.3 cm (7 13/16 × 5 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.700

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, lower center: MZ

Markings

Watermark: Bull's head with serpent around cross [Lehrs no. 21]; verso: MFA stamp [Lugt 282] with old accession number in graphite: 27842

Provenance

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 409; 1918, purchased from that sale by the MFA through P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. (dealers, London) for £3.11. (Accession Date: May 1, 1918)

Credit Line

Special Print Fund