Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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77

Line drawing of St. John, seated in Patmos, writing his Gospel

Unsold

Est: £500–700

Line drawing of St. John, seated in Patmos, writing his Gospel , drawing on paper [Germany, dated 1567]

Single leaf, with the saint seated in a rocky landscape as his attribute the eagle looks on, gazing upward as God the Father, Christ and the Holy Spirit appear in the clouds above him, an open book resting on his knee as he writes in it with a pen, all before tree covered mountains and two detailed towns in the background, the bottom right corner with a monogram formed from the initials ‘P’, ‘P’, ‘D’ and ‘W’ between the date ‘15/67’, some inkburn (leaving small holes around very edges of saint’s head, and splits around edge of his back, some splits in edges repaired with more modern paper, small purple stains to edge (perhaps from edge staining when in a book), reverse with a printed image of John with 13 lines of printed text in German, 285 by 183mm.

This is a fine devotional image, added by a Protestant draughtsman of some skill to either a large vernacular Biblical codex or to a single sheet extracted from one in order to use the image as a focus for their devotions.

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

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