John the Evangelist

Related Artist: Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)


Szépmüvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest, Hungary

Object details

Title

John the Evangelist

Technique and support

Oil on panel

Dimensions

64.0 x 50.2 cm

Artist

Related artist

Anthony Van Dyck (1599 - 1641)

Most recent published attribution

Van Dyck [always]

Collection and provenance

Collection

Szépmüvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest, Hungary

Inv. no.

6377

Provenance

The twelve works of the ‘Böhler series’ are probably identical to a series, which was in Genoa in the eighteenth century;
the Palazzo of Giambattista Serra, Genoa; seen there by Ratti in 1766 (Ratti, 1766, vol. I, p. 230) and in 1780 (‘Dodici mezze figure in tavola d’Appostoli, opera bellissime d’Antonio Vandik’; Ratti 1780, p. 152);
Princess Cellamare, Naples, 1914;
bought from her collection by the art dealer Julius Böhler, Munich, 1914;
Bernhard von Back, Szegerdin;
given on loan by him to the Budapest Museum, 1928;
permanent loan from the Museum from the Hungarian National Bank, since 1930.

Literature

Literature

On the ‘Böhler series’:

Cust 1900, p. 233 under no. 9 (as a set seen by Ratti in Genoa);
Oldenbourg 1914-5, pp. 225, 227-8, 230-231;
Bode 1923, p. 338;
Rosenbaum 1928a, pp. 37-44;
Glück 1931, pp. 37-43;
Glück 1933, pp. 290 ff;
Ottawa 1980a, pp. 38-49;
Roland 1983, pp. 23-36:
Roland 1984, pp. 211-23;
Lammertse 2002, pp. 145-6

On the painting:
Glück 1931, p. 41-left;
Oberschall 1931, p.17;
Glück 1933, p. 290, n. 2;
Hoffmann 1931, p. 438;
Budapest 1967, p. 204, no. 6377;
Budapest 1972, p. 150;
UNESCO 1974, p. 82;
Ottawa 1980a, no. 10;
Urbach 1983, pp. 11, 12;
Roland 1983, pp. 25, 32;
Budapest 1985, pp. 64, 164, no. 54;
Larsen 1988, II, no. 156;
Budapest 2000, p. 53;
Galen 2003, pp. 160-2;
Barnes/De Poorter/Millar/Vey 2004, p. 72, no. I.55 (N. De Poorter);
Mettingen 2010-11, pp. 242-5, no. 110 (A. Gosztola);
Madrid 2012-3, pp. 57, 200, no. 40, 202, 206;
Budapest 2019-20, pp. 228-9, no. 53 (A. Gosztola).

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

Cradled

Labels

Museum labels

Dendrochronology

Genus of wood

Oak

Number of planks

2

Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 110
Dated: AD 1492 – 1601
Felled: After AD 1610 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 139 (+30 counted rings)
Dated: AD 1432 – 1570 (+30)
Felled: After AD 1610 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/ Baltic states

Planks of the same tree

-

Date of investigation

25 October 2016

Dendro report no.

BU002/2020

Author

Drs. Justin Davies

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