Saint John the Baptist Appearing Before Herod

Augustin Braun (German, Cologne ca. 1570–1639 Cologne)
late 16th–mid 17th century
Pen and brown ink, brown-red and blue-green wash, over a sketch in black chalk (?)
sheet: 6 3/4 x 8 11/16 in. (17.2 x 22.1 cm)
Credit Line:
Purchase, C. G. Boerner Gift, 2008
Accession Number:
Not on view
Signature: At lower left, monogrammed "AB" in pen and brown ink

Inscription: Verso: at lower right, inscribed "[…] ' carton||Geb. Kortijk 1534|Overleden 1593|De Vos Z." in graphite (19th or 20th century handwriting); below, inscribed "30" in graphite (19th or 20th century handwriting)

Marking: Verso: at lower left, the collector's mark of Marcou (Lugt 1911b)
Paul Frantz Marcou; Catherine Dumas (French); Marcou sale, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, May 23, 2007, lot 140; Vendor: Katrin Bellinger Kunsthandel , Munich
Bruno de Bayser, Hôtel Drouot, Paris Seconde partie de la collection Paul Frantz Marcou 1860-1932: Dessins anciens. Sale cat. 2007, cat. no. 140, ill.