Daughter of Herodius, The, with the Head of John the Baptist, (painting)
Dolci, Carlo 1616-1686
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 10
This is 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 is beautifully treated. It is the calm head of a saint, to whom death was nought; and the feeling of the female is natural and expressive. She fulfils, with reluctance and disgust, the cruel commands of her mother. Even the secondary parts, the dress, pearls, and accessories must not be lost sight of. [P. 11; see entry 04300006 for companion piece.]
A Descriptive Catalogue of the Paintings, by the Ancient Masters, including Specimens of the First Class, by the Italian, Venetian, Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, French, and English Schools, open at the American Academy, Barclay Street. Admittance (catalogues included) $.50. Season Tickets $1.00. Family Ticket for the season, admitting four, $5.00. New-York: Printed by W. Mitchell, 265 Bowery. 1832.