Saint John the Baptist in the Wilderness

Hans Süss von Kulmbach (German, Kulmbach ca. 1480–1522 Nuremberg)

ca. 1510–15
Pen and brown ink with traces of black chalk and brush and grey ink
Diameter: 10 13/16 in. (27.4 cm)
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Marking: Watermark crown topped by a cross similar to Briquet 4921 (Augsburg, 1500), 4922 (Bamberg, 1502), see tracing in Dept. file.

  • Provenance

    Princes of Liechtenstein, Castle of Feldsburg and Vienna; Otto Wertheimer, Paris (1878–1972); Vendor: Charles E. Slatkin

  • Exhibition History

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Dürer and Beyond: Early Central European Drawings in New York Collections," April 3, 2012–September 3, 2012.

  • Catalogue Raisonné

    Butts A23.

  • References

    Stijn Alsteens, Freyda Spira Dürer and Beyond: Central European Drawings in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1400-1700 Ex. cat. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2012, cat. 12 (entry written by Freyda Spira); p. ix (introduction written by Stijn Alsteens), ill.

    Heinrich Röttinger "Handzeichnungen des Hans Süss von Kulmbach." Münchner Jahrbuch der Bildenden Kunst. N.F. 4, Munich, 1927, fig. no. 8, p. 17, ill.

    Friedrich Winkler "Verkannte und Unbeachtete Zeichnungen des Hans von Kulmbach" Jahrbuch der Preussichen Kunstsammlungen. vol. 50, 1929, pp. 33; 44.

    Franz Stadler Hans von Kulmbach. Vienna, 1936, cat. no. 57, fig. no. pl. 22, 115, ill.

    Friedrich Winkler Die Zeichnungen Hans Suss von Kulmbachs und Hans Leonhard Schäufeleins. Berlin, 1942, cat. no. 110, fig. no. pl.110, pp. 34; 91, ill.

    "Eighty-Fourth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Year 1953: Additions to the Collections." in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, vol. 13, no. 1, New York, Summer 1954, p. 23.

    Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Guy Fitch Lytle Nuremberg, a Renaissance City, 1500-1618. Ex. cat., Austin: Sept.2-Oct.16, 1983; Lawrence: Nov. 7-Dec. 31, 1983; Santa Barbara: Feb. 15-March 18, 1984. Blanton Museum of Art, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Kansas, University Art Museum, University of California, Santa Barbara, Austin, 1983–1984, cat. no. 36, fig. no. 36, p. 132, ill.

    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Germanisches Nationalmuseum Gothic and Renaissance Art in Nuremberg 1300-1500. Exh. cat. Munich, Apr 8-June 22, 1986, fig. no. 161, p. 343, ill.

    Barbara Butts "The Drawings of Hans Süss von Kulmbach." Master Drawings. vol. 44, no. 2, 2006, cat. no. A23, fig. no. 63, p. 165, ill.

  • See also
    In the Museum
    Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History