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The Preaching of St John the Baptist; the saint standing at the foot of a large tree at l, an audience around him including soldiers and men on horseback, a wagon and horses behind
Pen and brown ink, with watercolour, with lines indented for transfer
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Height: 205 millimetres
Width: 157 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Popham, 1932, mentioned a drawing by Bol in the collection of Robert Witt (RKD negative 2086) which is a study for an etching by Bol.
Dr Christian von Heusinger (letter 8 March 1993) stated that the numeration at the top of the drawing shows that it was a study for miniatures in the album amicorum of Duke Philip II of Pomerania (Pommern), compiled between 1615 and 1617 (see Julius Müller in 'Baltische Studein', Stettin, 1878, pp.485ff and especially pp.514ff). The album was last recorded in 1637. The key drawing for reconstructing the album is by Anton Mozart (in Bremen, inv. no. Z.125), one of several German artists involved in the project, to which Hans Bol and Paul Bril also contributed. For further information, see H. Geissler, 'Zeichunungen in Deutschland', II, 214 and I, 256 and 268, and in the catalogue 'Augsburger Barock', 1968, nos. 187, 289 (Bremen), 290 (Bremen), and 'Anzeiger des Germanischen Nationalmuseums', 1966 , pp.88-90.
Dr An Zwollo attributes the drawing to Anton Mozart (letter of 19 April 2008).
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