Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist

Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist

Title

Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist

[cda 2021]

Painting on wood

Medium

Painting on wood

[handwritten by D. Koepplin on the reverse of a b/w photograph; Koepplin Archive]

Salome is shown wearing a dress made of exquisite brocade fabric and a richly decorated snood. She presents the decapitated head of St John the Baptist to the viewer on a plate.

[cda 2021]

Attribution
Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attribution

Copy after Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Note D. Koepplin on the reverse of a b/w photograph, Koepplin Archive, c. 1969]

Production date
after 1600

Production date

after 1600

(?) [cda 2021]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 34.8 × 24.5 cm

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 34.8 × 24.5 cm

  • [handwritten by D. Koepplin on the reverse of a b/w photograph; Koepplin Archive]

Signature / Dating
None
Owner
Private Collection
Repository
Private Collection
CDA ID
PRIVATE_NONE-P525
FR (1978) Nr.
FR-none
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/PRIVATE_NONE-P525/

Provenance

  • in the 1960s, Heinz Kisters collection
    [handwritten by D. Koepplin on the reverse of a b/w photograph; Koepplin Archive]

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

Dieter Koepplin saw the painting in original in January of 1969 and observed that:

  • it was definitely not original

  • a piece had been added at the top

[handwritten by D. Koepplin on the reverse of a b/w photograph, 1969; Koepplin Archive]

  • Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist, after 1600

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