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Saint John the Evangelist

Upper Rhine (Switzerland)

Date: ca. 1480
Medium: Pen and blackish brown ink and gray wash over a black chalk underdrawing (still partially visible in the foliate forms of the throne at the upper right), the thin, pale lines of the preliminary ink drawing clearly distinguishable from the thicker, darker ones on top of them, which have dense, felt-like accumulations of tiny strokes in some of the shadows, but are by the same hand; traces of a curved line in black chalk and partly in brush and gray ink in the lower corners and at the upper right.
Dimensions: 10 7/16 x 6 5/8 in. (26.5 x 16.8 cm)
Classification: Drawings
Credit Line: Robert Lehman Collection, 1975
Accession Number: 1975.1.851

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