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Drawing, Beheading of John the Baptist

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Mattia Preti. It is dated 1661–66 and we acquired it in 1938. Its medium is brush and watercolor, black chalk on paper; verso: red chalk on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund.

Its dimensions are

31.1 x 22.6 cm (12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: 26

Cite this object as

Drawing, Beheading of John the Baptist; Designed by Mattia Preti (Italian, 1613 - 1699); Italy; brush and watercolor, black chalk on paper; verso: red chalk on paper; 31.1 x 22.6 cm (12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.); Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund; 1938-88-8106

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