Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Etching and drypoint on paper.
129 x 103 mm
NHD 183, I
George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
Signed and dated lower left, "Rembrandt f. 1640".
The spears and helmets of the soldiers to the left of the executioner barely visible.
There is a maculature in Rijksprentenkabinet, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. (White and Boon)