© Barry Moser. Photograph and digital image © Delaware Art Museum. Not for reproduction or publication.
Date: 2011
Medium: Wood engraving
Dimensions: composition: 3 1/2 × 4 1/2 in. (8.9 × 11.4 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: 2015-5.14
About: Once again, Moser employs the diptych format to juxtapose the characters of Herod and Herodias. Herod’s weakness and indecision are captured in his helpless gaze, while Herodias’s heavily lined brows and dark lips convey a cold-hearted seductress.
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