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Albrecht Durer

Albrecht Durer (1471-1528)

Salome Presenting the Head of John the Baptist to Herodias

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Possibly a lifetime impression, this work is a Meder b (of g) impression dating this piece to c.1525.

Title

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Salome Presenting the Head of John the Baptist to Herodias

Reference

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B. 126, K. 260, M. 232, BB. 126

Medium

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Woodcut

Date

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1511

Image Size

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7 1/2 in x 5 in (19.05 cm x 12.7 cm)

Sheet Size

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7 1/2 in x 5 in (19.05 cm x 12.7 cm)

Description

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This tragic and harrowing scene is best portrayed by Albrecht Dürer�s innovation and mastery of the woodcut. His attention to detail is best seen through the expression and torment to be found in our characters� faces as the fate of John the Baptist is brought before them.

According to W. Strauss (1980) , �But on Herod�s birthday, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised her whatsoever she would ask. And she, having been beforehand instructed by her mother, said, �Give me here the head of John the Baptist on a platter.� And the king was sorry; nevertheless, for the oath�s sake, and them who sat dining with him, he commanded it to be given to her. And he had John beheaded in the prison� (p. 442) .

Condition

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In good condition, a good, impression

Price

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Dealer

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Masterworks Fine Art Inc, Oakland Hills, USA

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