Saint John the Baptist

Related Artist: Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)

Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, United States of America

Object details


Saint John the Baptist

Technique and support

Oil on panel


64 x 47.7 cm, expanded on all sides to 92.8 x 58.8 cm


Related artist

Jacques Jordaens (1593 - 1678)

Most recent published attribution

Jordaens [d’Hulst 1993]

Collection and provenance


Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH, United States of America

Inv. no.



Prince Stroganoff, Saint Petersburg;
with Jacob M. Heimann;
with Rothmann;
Count Andrassy, Budapest;
G. Oberlaender, Reading, Philadelphia;
sale New York, Parke-Bernet, 25 April 1939 (235), as Rubens, bought by F.W. Schumacher;
bequeathed by him to the museum, 1957.



Detroit 1936, no.14, as Rubens;
Columbus 1940, no.3, as Rubens;
Held 1940a, p. 26, as Jordaens;
Goris and Held 1947, p. 52, no. A68, as Rubens;
Valentiner 1955, p. 96, no. 47, as Rubens;
Ottawa 1968-69, p. 82, no. 21, as Jordaens;
Jaffé 1969, p. 9, no. 21, as Jordaens;
d’Hulst 1982, p. 97, note 18, as Jordaens;
Antwerp 1993, I, p. 92 under no. A19, as Jordaens (R. d’Hulst).

Consult the bibliography

Panel reverse

Cradled or uncradled

The original reverse has been covered by a modern wooden backing

Wax seals

An unidentified wax seal


Packing label for the Ottawa 1968-69 exhibition


Genus of wood


Number of planks


Plank no. 1

Tree rings: 43
Dated: undated
Felled: -
Origin: -

Plank no. 2

Tree rings: 194
Dated: AD 1416 – 1609
Felled: After AD 1619 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/Baltic states

Plank no. 3

Tree rings: 124
Dated: AD 1478 – 1601
Felled: After AD 1611 (terminus post quem)
Origin: Poland/Baltic states

Plank no. 4

Tree rings: -
Dated: -
Felled: -
Origin: -

Planks of the same tree


Date of investigation

03 May 2019

Dendro report no.




The painting has been given a modern wooden backing, making the original reverse inaccessible but dendrochronology on the borders still possible.


Dr. MBA Joost Vander Auwera

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