"Unknown. The Baptist's head handed to Herodias. 44 x 40. Said to be from a study of Leonardo da Vinci by some old painter unknown. This is bold, strong painting."
A Catalogue of Paintings in the Gallery of D.W. Powers, Rochester, N.Y. with Explanations and Sketches of Painters by C.C. Merriman. Rochester, N.Y.: E.R. Andrews, Book and Job Printer, Aqueduct Street, 1877.