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Penance of St. John Chrysostom
  • Lucas Cranach the elder
    born: Kronach, Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg (present-day Germany) ; died: Weimar, Electorate of Saxony (present-day Germany)
  • Penance of St. John Chrysostom, 1509
  • Where object was made: Germany
  • engraving
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 254 x 199 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 x 7 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase: Elizabeth M. Watkins Fund
  • Not on display
  • 1958.0042

A nude woman sits in a landscape with young child, reclining on her right thigh. There are several animals in the foreground with a large elk or deer to the left of the woman. There is a crouching nude figure (identified as Saint Chrysostom) in the right background.