Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 39 (Sale info: For Sale).
Herod seated at table with the "CHIEF ESTATES OF GALILEE" is being presented by the daughter of Herodias with the head of the Saint, on the beholding of which he shrinks back with terror. The Artist has chosen to introduce himself in the character of Herod, and his second wife Helena Forman, as the daughter of Herodias. In the centre of the foreground is the Artist's son Albert, in the act of amusing himself with a monkey (a small figure being necessary to the foreground so as not to obstruct the view of the figures on the other side of the table) and at the extreme end of the table is seen the portrait of Titian with a crimson cap on his head. In point of composition, grouping, color and expression, this picture has scarcely an equal. It has been engraved by Clouet, also by Bolswert. [P. 7.]
Catalogue of W. Hayward's Collection of Paintings by the Ancient and Modern Masters, now exhibiting at Corinthian Gallery, corner of Milk and Federal Streets, (Entrance in Federal Street.) Boston: Eastburn's Press, 18 State Street, 1840.