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The Penance of Saint John Chrysostom

The Penance of Saint John Chrysostom

Lucas Cranach (I) (in 1509)

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In the foreground lies the woman who according to legend hid in the cave where Chrysostom lived. The hermit could not resist temptation. Afterwards he unsuccessfully attempted to kill the woman. As penance for his sin he lived like an animal in the wilderness. He is shown in the background on all fours.

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Title The Penance of Saint John Chrysostom
Material and technique Engraving
Object type
Print > Two-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 255 mm
Width 200 mm
Artists Graficus: Lucas Cranach (I)
Accession number DN 1149/100 (PK)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Dr. A.J. Domela Nieuwenhuis 1923
Department Drawings & Prints
Acquisition date 1923
Age artist About 37 years old
Collector Collector / Adriaan Domela Nieuwenhuis
Material
Object
Technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Engraving > Engraved > Manual > Intaglio printing techniques > Printing technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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Lucas Cranach (I)

Kronach 1472 - Weimar 1553

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