The Daughter of Herodias with the Head of John the Baptist, (painting)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 35
The companion of the Magdalen, and its equal in finish. Every part is treated with the greatest delicacy and the subject admirably expressed. The head of St. John exhibits the calm head of a saint, to whom death was nought; and the feeling of the female is natural and expressive. As of one who fulfils, with reluctance and disgust the cruel commands of a revengeful mother. In examining this painting, even the secondary parts, the dress, pearls, and accessories must not be lost sight of. (On canvass--2 ft. 11 inh. by 3 ft. 11 inh.) [P. 19; see entry 01850021 for companion piece.]
Catalogue of Paintings, by the Great Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, of the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools. It penetrates the inward recesses of the soul--even surpassing the power and force of eloquence.--Quintillian on the Art of Painting. Boston: Press of John H. Eastburn.