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The Preaching of John the Baptist, ca. 1632 - 1670

  • burin engraving, paper
  • 148 x 120 mm
  • Inv. 2014-KC

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Saint John the Baptist is preaching with his attribute, a cross vane, in the midst of the people. In the foreground, one of the listeners is depicted very prominently. He is wearing a monk's habit. Outside the scene, a Latin verse refers to John the Baptist.


Frederick Bloemaert RKD
Utrecht ca. 1614 - 1617 - Utrecht 1690
engravers (printmakers)AAT

Abraham Bloemaert RKD
Gorinchem 1566 - Utrecht 1651

Title The Preaching of John the Baptist
Date ca. 1632 - 1670
Period 17th century
Medium and support burin engraving AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings printed inscription outside the depiction, centre below: Quis novus hic doctor populi [...] qui tuba prima fuit.
printed inscription outside the depiction, bottom left: A. Bloemaert inven.
printed inscription bottom right, outside the depiction: Fred: Bloem: sculp.
Collection print room
Object type burin engraving AAT
Inventory number 2014-KC
Acquisition credit unknown
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300055874 religious symbolism AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
300015636 landscapes AAT
Keywords Iconclass 11H(JOHN THE BAPTIST) John the Baptist; possible attributes: book, reed cross, baptismal cup, honeycomb, lamb, staff Iconclass
11P31521 monk(s), friar(s) Iconclass
11P3154 habit, frock Iconclass
25G3 trees Iconclass
25H112 rocks Iconclass
31A231 standing figure Iconclass
31A235 sitting figure Iconclass
31A71 male sex; man Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
73 New Testament Iconclass
73C11 John the Baptist preaching (perhaps Christ among the bystanders) Iconclass
School / Style Baroque AAT
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