Salome with the Head of Saint John the Baptist
Bernardino Luini (fl. 1512-1532)
Oil on panel
62.23 x 51.43 cm (24 1/2 x 20 1/4 inches)
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Gift of Mrs. W. Scott Fitz
According to the museum website, “Like other Renaissance paintings of this subject, the beautiful faces of Salome and John belie the brutal violence of decapitation. This painting, its contours blurred by delicate shadows, is one of the works by Luini most indebted to Leonardo da Vinci.”
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