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St. John the Baptist Preaching

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Pen and brown ink l.r. "H v Balen"; pen and dark brown ink on mount below "Henry Van Balen / born in 1560 at Antwerp / died in 1632 aet. 72. / St. John Preaching in the Wilderness / Pen & yellow tint. / from Messrs. Richardson, & Rogers's Collections also Mr. [Borne's?] No. 467"; graphite verso "quoted BM ab AL" / "[..] 24737 HX" / [partially effaced] "467"; blue pencil verso "34."


Collector's stamp l.r.


Jonathan Richardson Jr. (1694-1771; Lugt 2170); Charles Rogers (1711-1784 [per inscription on mount; see Lugt 624-26]); [P. & D. Colnaghi, London, as by Hans van Balen]; Joseph F. McCrindle, by whom bequeathed to MFA, September 16. 2009.

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Joseph F. McCrindle Collection


Sheet: 36.4 x 44.6 cm (14 5/16 x 17 9/16 in.) Framed: 60.3 x 66.4 x 2.1 cm (23 3/4 x 26 1/8 x 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Pen and brown ink with pale wash


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