(b. 1585, Orta di Atella, d. 1656, Napoli)

Beheading of St John the Baptist

c. 1634
Oil on canvas, 184 x 258 cm
Museo del Prado, Madrid

This painting is part of a series of canvases with scenes from the life of St John the Baptist which were executed for the Buen Retiro palace. Some paintings of the series were painted by Artemisia Gentileschi.