(b. ca. 1460, Milano, d. 1525, Pavia)
Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist1506-07
Oil on panel, 57 x 47 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
This exquisitely refined panel, of which there are several variants, was possibly painted during the artist's trip to France from 1507 to about 1509, where he worked for Cardinal Georges I d'Amboise. The high finish of the surface of this painting and its refinement of detail are characteristic of Solario.
The influence of a lost composition by Leonardo can be seen on this and other Milanese depictions of the subject.
You can view other depictions of Salome with the Head of John the Baptist.