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Creator:
Print made by Theodore Casper von Furstenberg, ca. 1615–1675, German
Title:
Head of St. John Baptist on a Charger
Date:
ca. 1656
Medium:
Mezzotint and line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/8 × 18 1/4 inches (35.9 × 46.4 cm) and Plate: 14 1/8 × 18 1/4 inches (35.9 × 46.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, center right: "15"; inscribed upper center: "B<...>t 1390"; inscribed lower left: "2 | D. 40 L 15 | p.181 mr F | c.13573

Theod. Casp. a Furstenberg. Pinxit & Sculpfit.

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.21
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
beards | charger | Christianity | execution | head | martyr | New Testament | religious and mythological subject | the beheading of John the Baptist
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Darkness Into Light - The Early Mezzotint (Yale University Art Gallery, 1976-02-03 - 1976-04-11)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21908
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