User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Wilderness

Marks

Verso, bottom left, stamped in black ink, the mark of Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); verso, bottom left, stamped in gray ink, the mark of Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); verso, bottom left, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)

Provenance

Ambroise Firmin-Didot, Paris (1790-1876)(Lugt 119); Juan Jorge (John J.) Peoli, New York, Havana (1825-1893)(Lugt 2020); Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

early 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.073.18

Accession Number

P1684

Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut printed from two blocks, in brown and black

Collections

Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints