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 148
NHD 109, VII
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August Artaria (1807-1893), Vienna; George W. Vanderbilt (1862-1914); from whom purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan in 1905.
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Signed in monogram lower left (not by Rembrandt, with 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.
See also RvR 146.
The executioner shaded all over. (White and Boon)

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