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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571  1610)  Salome with the Head of John the Baptist   Oil on canvas, c. 1607  91.5 cm × 106.7 cm (36.0 in × 42.0 in)  National Gallery, London, England
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Title: Salome with the Head of John
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Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, (1571 1610)
Salome with the Head of John the Baptist
Oil on canvas, c. 1607
91.5 cm × 106.7 cm (36.0 in × 42.0 in)
National Gallery, London, England

Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (London), c. 1607/1610, is a painting by the Italian master Caravaggio (15711610) in the National Gallery, London.

The painting was discovered in a private collection in 1959. The early Caravaggio biographer Giovanni Bellori, writing in 1672, mentions a Salome with the Head of John the Baptist sent by the artist to the Grand Master of the Knights of Malta in the hope of regaining favour after having been expelled from the Order in 1608. It seems likely, however, that Bellori was referring to a different painting of the same subject (see Salome with the Head of John the Baptist (Madrid)). The handling and the raking light link this painting to works done in Naples during the artist's brief stay in the city during 16061607, an impression confirmed by the blances between Salome and the Virgin in the Madonna of the Rosary, and between the utioner holding the head of the Baptist and one of the two torturers in Christ at the Column andThe Flagellation of Christ.
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