© Barry Moser. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
“My Lovely White Peacocks”
Date: 2011
Medium: Wood engraving
Dimensions: composition: 3 3/8 × 4 5/8 in. (8.6 × 11.7 cm) sheet: 9 3/8 × 6 in. (23.8 × 15.2 cm)
Illustration Citation: Salomé: A Tragedy in One Act by Oscar Wilde, translated by Joseph Donohue (University of Virginia Press 2011)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2015
Object Number: 2015-5.22
About: Too late, Herod realizes the folly of his promise. He offers Salomé his dearest possessions, including fifty of his rare, gold-beaked white peacocks, but she remains resolute in her demand for Iokanaan’s head.
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