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Herodias and Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

This impression does not have the date "1631" in the middle tone block described by Takahatake.


Verso of backing sheet, center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


James B. Ayer, Boston; to his children, Mrs. John E. Rousmanière, Mrs. Henderson Inches, Nathaniel F. Ayer, Esq., and James B. Ayer (1882-1968, Chief of Neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School); their gift to the MFA December 31, 1921

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.047.29; Takahatake 1 (Version A), only state, Variant a

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in tan, slightly darker tan, and black


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