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St. John the Baptist Preaching in the Desert (verso: Two Studies of Female Figures)

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Verso, lower left, stamped in red-orange ink, the mark of John Postle Heseltine, London (1843-1929)(Lugt 1508); verso, bottom center, the same mark; verso, bottom right, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA W.G. Russell Allen Bequest (Lugt 3593)


John Postle Heseltine, London (1843-1929)(Lugt 1508); W. G. Russell Allen, Boston (1882-1955); his bequest to the MFA September 10, 1975

Credit Line

Bequest of W. G. Russell Allen

about 1549–54

Catalogue Raisonné

Passavant V, 172, 5


Sheet: 30.6 x 42.9 cm (12 1/16 x 16 7/8 in.)(trimmed to, or slightly into, the borderline)

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Medium or Technique

Woodcut (verso: sketch in pen and brown ink)


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