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Saint John the Evangelist

A work made of pen and black ink, with brush and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper, prepared with a brown wash ground, laid down on cream laid paper.
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  • A work made of pen and black ink, with brush and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper, prepared with a brown wash ground, laid down on cream laid paper.

Date:

1519

Artist:

Hans Franckenberger, the Elder
German, active 1519-c. 1530

About this artwork

Early German drawings such as this striking sheet are rare. Here the artist emulated a sculptural relief on a brown wash ground using a chiaroscuro technique (contrasting light and dark). The saint is depicted drawing poison out of a chalice of wine by blessing it, turning the toxin into a snake.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Hans Franckenberger, the Elder

Title

Saint John the Evangelist

Place

Germany (Artist's nationality)

Date

1519

Medium

Pen and black ink, with brush and gray wash, heightened with white gouache, on cream laid paper, prepared with a brown wash ground, laid down on cream laid paper

Dimensions

29.2 × 20.3 cm (11 1/2 × 8 in.)

Credit Line

Margaret Day Blake Fund

Reference Number

2013.160

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