Salome Presenting the Head of John the Baptist to Herod and Herodias (from the series The Small Power of Women, block 6 of 6)

Designed by Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533), Blockcutter Unidentified artist, Netherlandish, 16th century

Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (relief) 013; Hollstein (relief) 22, I (II); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) (relief) 186 Ia


Block: 24.4 x 17.5 cm (9 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.) Sheet: 24.6 x 17.9 cm (9 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings




Not signed


Watermark: shield with fleur-de-lis surmounted by a cross; recto, collector's stamp in black ink, lower right: FA [in oval; Friedrich August II, Lugt 971-972]; in graphite, lower left: 201[?]; and right of lower center: Lucas; verso, in graphite: M; 89759 [with a line through all numbers]; c.16239; 89752; B.13; MFA stamp with accession number in graphite: 66.1082


Friedrich August II, King of Saxony (b. 1797 - d. 1854), Dresden. William Goodwin Russell Allen (b. 1882 - d. 1955), Boston; by inheritance to his niece, Lydia Evans Tunnard (Mrs. Christopher Tunnard, b. 1913 - d. 1980), New Haven, CT; 1966, year-end gift of Mrs. Christopher Tunnard to the MFA. (Accession date: December 30, 1966)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Lydia Evans Tunnard, in memory of W. G. Russell Allen