Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
The Beheading of St. John the Baptist
Etching and drypoint on paper.
129 x 103 mm
NHD 183, II
Signed and dated lower left, "Rembrandt f.1640".
[The spears and helmets of the soldiers to the left of the executioner] have been more clearly defined with the burin. Additional shading in the background, and on neck and shoulder of St. John. (White and Boon)