Herodias and Salome with the Head of John the Baptist

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings



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.

Credit Line

Gift of the Children of Dr. James B. Ayer