(b. 1571, Caravaggio, d. 1610, Porto Ercole)

St John the Baptist

Oil on canvas, 169 x 112 cm
Museo-Tesoro Catedralico, Toledo

The attribution of this painting to Caravaggio is debated. The figural type and pictorial execution find few parallels in Caravaggio's oeuvre. On stylistic ground, the attribution to Bartolomeo Cavarozzi is also suggested in the literature.