Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk; original borderlines at left and right edges.
8 5/16 x 9 3/8 in. (21.1 x 23.8 cm)
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Not on view
Christ’s Parable of the Beam and the Mote, part of the Sermon on the Mount, was intended to criticize those who are blind to their own weighty faults. Christ is shown admonishing his subjects to remove the beam from their own eyes before endeavoring to clean the specks of dust from the eyes of others. The sheet may have belonged to a series representing various parables.
Henry S. Reitlinger, London; Reitlinger sale, Sotheby's, London, 22-23 June 1954, lot 638 (as Pieter Cornelisz, called Kunst; to Leonard for Lehman).
Artist: Circle of Rogier van der Weyden, possibly Vranke van der Stockt (Netherlandish, ca. 1420–1495)Date: 1444–50Medium: Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk.Accession: 1975.1.848On view in:Not on view