(b. 1480, Luino, d. 1532, Milano)
Salome with the Head of John the Baptist-
Oil on wood, 56 x 43 cm
Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna
Up to the 19th century this painting was attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. In fact in no other works by Luini does the hideous grimace of the executioner seen in profile hark back so much to Leonardo's grotesque heads as here.
You can view other depictions of Salome with the Head of John the Baptist.