Herodias and Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

1631
Bartolomeo Coriolano (Italian, 1599–1676), After Guido Reni (Italian, 1575–1642)


Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Sheet: 16.6 x 18.3 cm (6 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.)(trimmed into or slightly inside the borderline)

Accession Number

21.10860

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Markings

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

Provenance

Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1849 - d. 1910), Boston; by inheritance to his children, Mary Farwell (neé Ayer) Rousmanière (b. 1878 - d. 1935), NY, NY, Nathaniel Farwell Ayer (b. 1879 - d. 1948), Boston, Dr. James Bourne Ayer (b. 1882 - d. 1963), Boston, and Elizabeth (neé Ayer) Inches (b. 1891 - d. ?); December 31, 1921, their gift to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer