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The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist

About 1513
Lucas van Leyden (Netherlandish, about 1494–1533)


Catalogue Raisonné

Bartsch (intaglio)111 (only state); Filedt Kok (New Hollstein) 111, I(a)/I

Dimensions

Sheet: 10.7 × 9.5 cm (4 3/16 × 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

42.398

Medium or Technique

Engraving

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Signed in plate, upper center: L

Markings

No watermark; verso, collector's stamp in black: A [with crown above, in circle; Heneage Finch; Lugt 58]; in graphite: 3; 111; c20452; MFA stamp with old accession number in graphite: 35844

Provenance

Heneage Finch, 5th Earl of Aylesford (b. 1786 - d. 1859), London and Packington Hall. September 10, 1942, purchased from M. A. McDonald (dealer), New York, by the MFA.

Credit Line

George Peabody Gardner Fund