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St John the Baptist Preaching
St John the Baptist Preaching
Date:
16th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Etching
Dimensions:
51.2 x 40.5 cm (image)
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Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Europe
Provenance:

Watermark: a ladder in a shield;
Provenance:
ILC verso in brown ink: Francesco Crierlió (?);
R.E. Lewis 3/15/73;
Marcus Sopher (cat. 76);
Bartsch reattributed this print to Teodor de Filippo Liagno (for whom see S.Reed and R.Wallace. Italian Etchers of the Renaissance and Baroque, Boston: 1989), but Sopher and others believe the print is by Giovanni Battista or Giulio Fontana, as was previously thought;
This impression before the address "Nicolai Valegii Formis Venetiis" was inscribed on stone at right.;
Sopher 16th c. cat. no. 76;

Accession Number:
1986.1.354
Acquisition Date:
1986-12-31
Credit Line:

Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Sopher Collection

On a hill in a woods outside a city wall, John the Baptist preaches to a varied throng of peasants, soldiers, shepherds and gentlemen.