Herodias and Salome with the Head of John the Baptist
Bartsch XII.047.29; Takahatake 1 (Version A), only state, Variant a
Sheet: 16.6 x 18.3 cm (6 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.)(trimmed into or slightly inside the borderline)
Medium or Technique
Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in tan, slightly darker tan, and black
Not On View
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)
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.
Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer