Herodias and Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

1632 or after
Bartolomeo Coriolano (Italian, 1599–1676), After Guido Reni (Italian, 1575–1642)

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch XII.047.29; Takahatake 2 (Version B), only state, Variant a


Sheet: 16.8 x 19 cm (6 5/8 x 7 1/2 in.)(trimmed to the borderline)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Chiaroscuro woodcut, printed from three blocks in light blue-gray, darker blue-gray, and black

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



Stained; repairs to top edge, bottom center, and lower left corner


Verso, bottom center, stamped in blue-green ink, the mark of Count A. Czernin, Kiev (Lugt 1207a); verso, right center, stamped in brown ink, the mark of the MFA (Lugt 282)


Count A. Czernin, Kiev (Lugt 1207a). 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