Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

The Parable of the Beam and the Mote

Artist:
Netherlandish
Date:
ca. 1520–30
Culture:
Netherlandish, Leiden
Medium:
Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk; original borderlines at left and right edges.
Dimensions:
8 5/16 x 9 3/8 in. (21.1 x 23.8 cm)
Classification:
Drawings
Credit Line:
Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number:
1975.1.829
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).
Related Objects

The Lamentation

Date: ca. 1550 Medium: Oil on copper alloy Accession: 1975.1.1411 On view in:Not on view

Virgin and Child

Date: second quarter 16th century Medium: Oil on wood Accession: 1975.1.124 On view in:Not on view

Men Shoveling Chairs (Scupstoel)

Artist: Circle of Rogier van der Weyden, possibly Vranke van der Stockt (Netherlandish, ca. 1420–1495) Date: 1444–50 Medium: Pen and brown ink over traces of black chalk. Accession: 1975.1.848 On view in:Not on view