The Beheading of St. John the Baptist

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
1606-1669
ca. 1631
Etching and engraving on paper.
157 x 124 mm
RvR 146
NHD 109, I
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Heneage Finch (1786-1859), 5th Earl of Aylesford, London and Packington Hall, Warwickshire; Paul Davidsohn (b. 1839), Grünewald-Berlin; purchased by J.P. Morgan from Kennedy Galleries in 1922; his gift to the Library.
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Signed in monogram lower left (not by Rembrandt, with the burin), "RHL".
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Matthew 14:3-11 and Mark 6:16-28.
Etching by Rembrandt only known in later states reworked by a pupil.
This print is closely related in style to B. 54 and B. 50 I and may well have been originally etched by Rembrandt. (White and Boon)
With a white background in the grotto and two steps at left. (White and Boon)

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