The Penitence of Saint John Chrysostom

A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of engraving in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1509

Artist:

Lucas Cranach the Elder
German, 1472-1553

About this artwork

Court painter to the Duke of Saxony at Wittenberg, Cranach became a prolific designer, apothecary, political and religious counselor, and propagandist for the court. This is Cranach's most important engraving, in a rare, early impression. It depicts the legendary remorse of the great 4th-century Bishop of Constantinople, who succumbed to the attractions of the emperor's daughter and then wandered the wilderness in penitence.

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Artist

Lucas Cranach, the Elder

Title

The Penitence of Saint John Chrysostom

Origin

Germany

Date

1509

Medium

Engraving in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

260 × 202 mm (image/plate/sheet)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1961.372

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