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dc.contributor.authorBarry, James (Irish painter, printmaker, and lithographer, 1741-1806, active in England)
dc.coverage.spatialVictoria and Albert Museum
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-02T10:36:25Z
dc.date.available2008-02-02T10:36:25Z
dc.date.createdc. 1799
dc.date.issued1983
dc.identifier.citationWilliam L. Pressly, 'James Barry: Artist as Hero', London: The Tate Gallery, 1983, p 115-6, no 60en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2262/13563
dc.descriptionSt John the Baptist had condemned King Herod's marriage to Herodias, his brother's wife, thereby ensuring the queen's implacable hatred. Herod, enraptured by the dancing of Herodias' daughter Salome, swore to grant whatever she should wish, and, instructed by her mother, Salome requested the head of the offending saint. For his interpretation, Barry relied heavily on Ruben's depiction of this story as it appears in Schelte a Bolswert's engraving. He, however, reduces the number of participants and greatly condences the image. He classicizes many of the details and also strikes more forcibly a horrific note, emphasising the look of agitation on the King's face and the tension in his hand clutching the tablecloth. The saint's head enjoys greater prominence in Barry's version as well. This subject combines two of Barry's major themes: the martyrdom of a great man who had fearlessly spoken the truth without regard to the consequences and the evil that occurs when men (in this case the King) permit their judgement to be circumvented by scheming women. (Pressly, 115-6)en
dc.format.extent506080 bytes
dc.format.mediumcolored inken
dc.format.mediumink washesen
dc.format.mediumgraphite pencilsen
dc.format.mimetypeimage/jpeg
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe Tate Galleryen
dc.subjectFeast of Heroden
dc.subject.lcshArt, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshDrawing, Irishen
dc.subject.lcshSalome (Biblical figure) Arten
dc.subject.lcshJohn, the Baptist, Saint Arten
dc.subject.lcshHerod Agrippa I, King of Judea, 10 B.C.-44 A.D.en
dc.subject.lcshMartyrdom in arten
dc.subject.lcshFasts and feastsen
dc.subject.lcshHerodiasen
dc.subject.lcshClassicism in arten
dc.titleSalomeen
dc.title.alternativeThe Feast of Heroden
dc.typeImageen
dc.contributor.roleartisten
dc.coverage.cultureIrishen
dc.format.extentdimensions47.9 cm x 63.7 cm
dc.format.supportpaper (fiber product)en
dc.subject.period18th century
dc.type.workdrawingen


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