CRANACH, Lucas the Elder
(b. 1472, Kronach, d. 1553, Weimar)


c. 1530
Oil on poplar panel, 87 x 58 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

This is one of the characteristic portraits which were painted in large number by the artist and his workshop. It can be assumed that most of the sitters of these portraits were noble ladies of the court in Saxony.

You can view other depictions of Salome with the Head of John the Baptist.

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 15 minutes):
Richard Strauss: Salome, closing scene