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The Sermon of Saint John the Baptist

Signed

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

Marks

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 (London and Milton; died about 1884), sale Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, March 1884, no. 314; Henry F. Sewall (1816-1896, New York); from whom purchased by the MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

Saint John Preaching in the Wilderness

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 060; Hollstein 85

Accession Number

P1610

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut

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