Portrait of Herod, the Murder of the Innocents, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 157
A curious and unique work, purchased at Judge Lee's sale in Baltimore. Extract from catalogue: "The head of King Herod, composed of the bodies of the slain children. This is undoubtedly one of the most curious and rare curiosities of art in the world. The execution is of the most perfect and elaborate kind, and will amply reward a minute examination. The late Judge Lee was informed, from reliable authority, that the trustees of the British Museum would pay largely for this rare and antique gem. It is painted on parchment, and upon the back of the panel upon which the picture is strained, will be found the autograph of B. Washington, 6th street. Bushrod Washington was the nephew of General George Washington." [P. 28.]
Catalogue of Pictures, Statuary, and Bronzes in the Gallery of Joseph Harrison, Jr., Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia. 1870.